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Disability Support Services - Kokomo, Peru, Logansport, Rochester: Assistive Technology

Screen Readers

Adobe Screen Reader

   Adobe on campus

   Adobe Accessibility


   Kurzweil How To Videos

   Kurzweil Product Guide

TextHelp Read & Write Gold

  TextHelp at home

  TextHelp Quick Reference Card

  TextHelp Feature Videos

  TextHelp Training Guides


    ZoomText Tutorial

   ZoomText Webinar Material

   Zoom Text Quick Reference Guide


Please contact DSS office for training appointment.



Assistive Hardware

Accessibility Options

The following links provide information about the accessibility features available with Apple and Microsoft products, and IvyLearn.


Assistive Technology (AT)

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.


A student can utilize AT by contacting the Disability Support Services lead. For most equipment and/or software, students must register with DSS by disclosing their disability or condition. AT is provided as an accommodation for students approved for services through DSS.


To register with DSS, please visit the Prospective Students & Parents tab for information regarding the registration process.

Process for Requesting AT:

1. Student registers with DSS.

2. Student is determined eligible for AT use.

3. Complete an equipment request located on Disability Accommodation Request through MyIvy.

4. Meet with DSS staff to request AT services * (30 min appointment).


Current students will repeat steps 3-4 each semester. For more information regarding  semester requests, please consult the Current Students tab.

For questions or more information please contact the DSS office: email:

*  TextHelp for students to use at home is available on the MyIvy Student Resources page under Software.



Product Descriptions

Kurzweil 3000— Educational software designed to assist individuals who struggle with literacy issues at school, home or work. Students can utilize on campus for assistance with reading, writing and studying skills.

Screen Reader—A form of assistive technology, this software application interprets content displayed on a screen, represented to the user with text-to-speech, sound icons, or a Braille output device. 

Smart Pen– A smart pen is a writing device that records as you write. Special paper is required to link recordings to notes. Pen casts provide a digitally recorded copy of your notes and audio, which you can download to your computer for later use and review.

Texthelp Read and Write Gold—for Windows or Mac, is a customizable easy-to-use toolbar that seamlessly integrates with mainstream applications, such as an internet browser, Microsoft Office or PDF document, allowing students to access reading, writing, studying, and research support tools from within programs they use every day. This software is available to all students on campus computers and is also available for personal computer use.

Zoom Text

Magnifier/Reader is a screen reader that can also enlarge text. The Zoom Text Keyboard has enlarged, bold letters to assist low vision students with typing.