Assistive Software available at SF State

The following assistive software licenses are available to the SF State community via the DPRC. The software listed below is available in the Accessible Technology Commons and select locations on campus. To view a complete list of locations where assistive software is installed, please visit the assistive technology locations page

Assistive Software

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

 

Built-in Assistive Software

Windows

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

Mac OS X

To learn more about the built-in assistive software available in Mac OS X, 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.