Adaptive Computing at UAA
To learn more about the adaptive computing applications that are available at UAA please contact DSS for individualized recommendations and training.
Install the Premier Accessibility Suite from the UAA Software Downloads Page (unlimited site license for students, faculty and staff). Contact DSS for the logon information at 786-4530 (your student or staff ID will be requested for verification). Features of this Accessibility Suite include universal text reader, talking word processor, PDF converter, web grabber tool and more.
Types of Adaptive Software
Magnification, Text-to-Speech, and Speech-to-Text are examples of types of adaptive software. They are programs that allow for different ways of accessing information with computers. Many times, adaptive software is used by students to provide access to alternate format materials.
Other examples of software that some students find helpful are modified text input systems such as on-screen keyboards, word prediction software or organizational software such as Inspiration. Also important to note is that many programs that are not specifically designed to serve as adaptive software do offer features that are useful for those with disabilities.
To learn more about Adaptive Software please contact Krista Zug, DSS Adaptive Computing Specialist at (907)-786-4530 to schedule an individual training session or a staff/faculty workshop or presentation.
Links of Interest
Adobe: Accessibility http://access.adobe.com/
Alliance for Technology Access www.ATAccess.org
Apple: Accessibility www.apple.com/accessibility/
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) www.atia.org
Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) www.atlaak.org
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) www.cast.org
Microsoft: Accessibility www.microsoft.com/enable/