Assistive technology we offer

There are a range of technologies available on campus to assist you with your studies.

When you register with Equitable Learning Services we can discuss:

  • which technologies are most suitable for you
  • introduce you to other items that might be helpful
  • show you how they work.

Read and Write Gold

For: students who have difficulties reading due to disability

What it does: reads electronic text to you in a life-like voice. Additional features can assist you with reading and writing tasks.

Where to find it: on PCs at student labs and the Library.

Instructions for using Read and Write Gold (PDF 478kb, 6p).


ZoomText

For: students with low vision or disabilities that make it difficult to view information on computer screens.

What it does:

  • increase the size of text and information on your computer screen
  • read text aloud to you in a life-like voice, handy if you are required to read lengthy documents
  • change the contrast and enhance other commonly used features on computers.

Where to find it: register with Equitable Learning Services for access.


JAWS

For: students with low vision or are blind.

What it does:

  • give you access to the internet and other software applications
  • allow you use a Windows computer by using the keyboard only and without needing to look at the computer screen.

Where to find it: register with Equitable Learning Services for access.


Dragon speech recognition software

For: students with difficulties typing and writing.

What it does:

  • converts speech to text: the computer ‘types’ what you say into a Word document (or other format)
  • allows you to use the computer with minimal use of keyboard or mouse.

Watch this video for a demonstration of how to use Dragon speech recognition software.

Where to find it: this program is available on some RMIT computers. You can also register with Equitable Learning Services for access.

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