Assistive Technology

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When required as an accommodation, AccessibleNU provides access to assistive technology to registered students. Moreover, AccessibleNU works to make assistive technology available to the wider campus community. For instance, assistive technology is available on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, and there are accessible workstations at the Evanston University Library. Examples of software and equipment available to eligible students includes:

  • Text-to-speech software (Read & Write Gold, available to anyone with a NetID through Northwestern's site license)
  • Note taking tools (Echo Smartpen, Sonocent Audio Notetaker)
  • Speech-to-text software (Dragon Naturally Speaking, Dragon Dictate)
  • Screen-enlarging software (ZoomText)
  • Screen-reading software (Jaws)
  • Accessible textbooks
  • FM assistive hearing devices
  • Braille translation software and embossers
  • Print enlargers (CCTVs)
  • Height adjustable workstations
  • CART and other captioning

This is not an exhaustive list and AccessibleNU will work to obtain needed technology that would not be considered a personal device.

Please contact Jim Stachowiak if you have any assistive technology questions.