Assistive Software available to the SF State Community

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The following adaptive software licenses are available from the DPRC to the on-campus SF State community. To view a list of locations where assistive software is installed, please visit the assistive technology locations page

Assistive Software for Windows

Software Name Software Type Disability populations served License Type
JAWS Screen Reader Blind or low vision Concurrent Site License
ZoomText Screen Magnifier and
Screen Reader
Low vision Concurrent Site License
MAGic Screen Magnifier and
Screen Reader
Low vision Concurrent Site License
Open Book Scan and Read Blind or low vision Limited Per Seat License
Duxbury Braille Translator Braille Translation Blind Limited Per Seat License
Kurzweil 3000 Text-to-Speech Learning Disabilities Web License
Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Command Mobility Impairments Limited Per Seat License

 

Assistive Software built-in to Windows

Windows comes with several built-in accessibility features that cater to different disability types. For more information, please read Accessibility in Windows 8 or Accessibility in Windows 10

Assistive Software for Macs

There are no adaptive software packages provided by the DPRC for the Mac Operating Systems other than Kurzweil 3000. Intel Macs are capable of running Windows using Boot Camp and this is acceptable for adaptive software, as long as assistance is provided to students in switching from OS X to Windows.

 

Software Name Software Type Disability populations served License Type
Kurzweil 3000 Text-to-Speech Learning Disabilities Web License
Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Command Mobility Impairments Limited Per Seat License

 

Adaptive Software built in to Mac OS X

To learn more about the built-in adaptive software available in Mac OS X, please visit Apple's Accessibility page.

Browsers best supported by Assistive Software

Internet Explorer (Windows only)

Internet Explorer is the preferred browser of choice for screen readers such as JAWS. In addition, Kurzweil 3000 provides a toolbar that can be used with Internet Explorer to read the web.

Firefox (Mac and Windows)

Kurzweil 3000 also provides a toolbar that can be used with Firefox to read the web. A number of web accessibility toolbars can be used with Firefox as well.