Assistive Technology (AT) Lab

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The Assistive Technology (AT) Lab (located in Student Center 133G) is equipped with various types of adaptive hardware and software:


  • TrackballSix Windows 7 PC stations with adjustable desks and chairs.
  • Large print, one-handed, ergonomic and on-screen computer keyboards.
  • Trackball mouse for easy screen navigation and selection.
  • CCTV – magnifies printouts or pages from a book.
  • Special printer to produce Braille materials.
  • Scanners for creating e-texts of books and other materials.
  • Tactile graphics printer to create raised graphic materials.


  • Screen magnifying software.
  • Screen readers – read text on the screen, navigate a screen using a computer keyboard instead of a computer mouse and echo what is typed on the screen.
  • Speech-to-text translation program.
  • Audio book generation.


  • Braille Math TilesVarious types of calculators.
  • Livescribe pens – records and links the audio (lecture) to notes taken on special paper. Pens are loaned out per semester on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Braille math tiles.
  • FM assistive listening devices.

Kurzweil 3000

student using KurzweilOne screen/text reading software package used is Kurzweil 3000. Some of the features include:

  • Highlights each word and sentence as it reads. Students can scan handouts and other material right into Kurzweil for instant reading.
  • Text can be magnified.
  • Selected words can be spelled and pronounced.
  • Selected text can be translated to other languages.
  • Reading rate can be slower or faster.
  • Word prediction – shows lists of words to select based on the first letter(s) that are typed.
  • Brainstorming ideas can be entered graphically and translated into an outline.
  • Letters, words or sentences can be echoed while typing.   

Windows 7

Windows 7 operating system contains accessibility features:

  • On-screen keyboard.
  • Special programming of certain keys which facilitates data entry.
  • Adjust settings for the mouse.
  • Screen magnification.
  • Visual display options.

Alternate Format Books

Alternate Format Books can be generated to be used with a screen reader or magnifier:

  • E-books.
  • Audio books.
  • Other formats for personal devices.
  • Braille.

Along with being a resource and training center for assistive technology, the lab is used for out-of-class testing. For more information, see the Disability Support Services home page.

Contact Info

Keith Kolander
Adaptive Technology Specialist

Hours and Location:

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Disability Support Services
Student Center, 133G
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376