This morning, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.
Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.
Premier Assistive Technology Software
The University of Alaska Anchorage maintains a site wide license for the Accessibility Suite from Premier Literacy.
Download the bundled Premiere Literacy Productivity Pack!
For logon information, or questions and concerns, please contact Disability Support Services. DSS is located in Rasmuson Hall 105 and can be reached at 786-4530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bundled Premiere Literacy Productivity Pack contains the following tools in a single download (Windows only):
- Workshop Wizard
Great for filling out forms and annotating worksheets and PDF files. Lets you convert existing hardcopy worksheets to electronic format for completion using your computer.
- Write Now
Writing tool optimized for working with online or proprietary applications. Works with "cloud applications" like Google Docs, email, Facebook, and word processors such as Microsoft Word and WordPerfect.
- Premier Internet Toolbar
Multi-functional toolbar displays each time your Internet browser is accessed, providing a convenient set of useful tools for accessing and capturing Internet-based information more efficiently.
- Scan and Read Pro
Compatible with most flat bed scanners. Just place a book on the scanner and within a few seconds Scan and Read Pro can be reading it to you.
- Talking Word Processor
Talking Word Processor has an integrated dictionary and the world’s most powerful talking grammar check.
- PDF Equalize
PDF Equalizer can access, read, work with and supplement PDF files from ANY source. Includes multi-lingual support -- dynamically change the user interface to the language of your choice in English, French, or Spanish.
- PDF Magic Pro
Outstanding for converting inaccessible PDF files to accessible formats.
Convert documents from your computer into MP3 audio files. Use with your personal player while you are away from your computer.
- E-Text Reader
A tremendous strudy tool that allows you to highlight, bookmark, search and extract text from a document.
- Universal Reader Plus
Ideal for reading emails and web pages.
- English Talking Dictionary
A 250,000-word Ultimate Talking Dictionary with an integrated thesaurus with partial word look-up.
- Talking Calculator
An easy-to-use fully functional calculator that reads your calculations to you.
*Please note that applications featuring text-to-speech will use the voices available on the computer – additional male and female voices are available and can be set as the default voice for all programs that read out loud.
Disability Support Services encourages the use of these programs and can provide training and support for those
interested in learning more. Please contact DSS with any questions. We are located
in Rasmuson Hall 105.
We can also be reached at 786-4530 or email@example.com.
For a full listing of the programs available through the Breaking Down Barriers grant please see the Reading Made EZ Website.
The Site-wide license applies to all university computer stations on all UAA campuses. Students with documented disabilities may be able to obtain free home licensing by contacting Disability Support Services.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Internet Explorer 6 or newer
1024 by 768 or higher recommended