Students who have registered with the Department of Special Services have a wide variety of adaptive technology available to them. There is a computer lab with 6 computers available for student use. Each computer is loaded with Microsoft Office and is connected to networked printers and the Internet. There is also specialized software loaded on the computers. The software addresses the needs of students who are visually impaired, have ADD, dyslexia or other learning disabilities, or who need remediation in math, writing and reading.
SPECIALIZED SOFTWARE LOADED ON THE DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICES COMPUTERS
- JAWS® - for Windows is a screen reading program which enables visually-impaired students to utilize a computer and use many common applications such as word processing software, spreadsheets, Internet browsers, and e-mail.
- Zoom Text - a powerful computer access solution designed for the visually impaired, consisting of screen magnification. Providing complete low vision access to the Internet, email and all desktop applications.
ADDITIONAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO GCC SPECIAL SERVICES STUDENTS
- Audio books
- Digital recorders
- fM listening systems
- Interactive calculators
- Victor readers
- Desktop magnifiers
- Large-screen computer