Accessible technology (AT) can be used by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. It incorporates the principles of universal design. Each user is able to interact with the technology in ways that work best for him or her. Accessible technology includes any piece of equipment, product or system that is used to improve the functional capacities of people with disabilities.
Certain assistive and accessible technology is available for loan to students registered with SAS or to UCF Departments. Quantities of items available for loan are limited and issued on a “first come, first served” basis. All requestors must return equipment within the agreed upon lending period and in good condition (showing no signs of misuse).
The Technology for Loan Request Form is now available for Spring 2021. Please note you have two options to receive loaned technology.
- Option 1: On Campus Pickup– Please provide dates and times you can be on campus during SAS working hours 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Please schedule no later than two business days before your requested time. Someone from the AT Team will get back with you to coordinate the pickup.
- Option 2: By Mail – If you are unable to come to campus and live more than 10 miles away from the UCF campus, you now have an option to receive your device by mail.
Quantities of some equipment and software are limited. Contact AT services for questions, concerns or support.
A customizable, easy-to-use toolbar that seamlessly integrates with mainstream computer applications and offers you help as you work, highlights and reads text aloud using natural-sounding voices, and includes a comprehensive set of support tools. To request to download, complete the Read & Write Software Request form. Free to All UCF students.
Text-to-Speech - Reads text aloud with dual color highlighting using natural sounding male and female voices. International voices also available.
Dictionary - Provides definitions as well as alternative words to help users expand their vocabulary and improve reading comprehension.
Verb Checker - Helps determine correct verb conjugation. Select past, present, or future tense, and the correct verb selection can be inserted directly into document.
Speech Maker - Quickly and easily select any text and convert it into a sound file, such as MP3.
Fact Mapper - Allows users to produce a visual representation of facts and ideas on screen. Users can also add images and notes to help remember key facts.
PDF Aloud - Reads aloud any accessible Adobe Acrobat PDF file with dual color highlighting.
Translator - Allows single words, paragraphs, or blocks of text to be translated into multiple languages.
Product Feature Video Tours - Video tours of all features are available from the toolbar .
To request training, please contact ATservices@ucf.edu
A notetaking technology that records the audio from class lectures into your laptop or mobile app with feature that include easy audio navigation, audio highlighting, and slides/image importing. A new way to study. View the demo video for more information. To request a license complete the Sonocent License Request form. Free to All UCF students.
Admit it, note taking is just too hard. There is simply too much to do at once. It's like trying to read a book with someone else turning the pages. You are forced to go at their pace, and you don't have a chance to stop to take notes. But with Sonocent Audio Notetaker, you can take detailed, super-useful notes completely independently, by recording, marking up the important bits, and adding slides and reference material alongside.
Never miss a thing again
Say goodbye to chasing down information that you missed because the speaker was talking too quickly. Capture every word in lectures, meetings or Skype calls.
Concentrate on understanding, not on note taking
Without the pressure of frantically scribbling notes down, you can actually think about what you are hearing, make connections with what you already know, and consider how that knowledge could be applied for work or study.
Better notes, better outcomes
With our software you can take the best notes of your life! Get ready for recordings, text notes, images from the whiteboard, slides, and reference material - all saved in the one file and instantly accessible whenever you need it.
Make smart use of videos and podcasts
There's so much valuable educational material online these days. And with Audio Notetaker, you can capture the audio from YouTube videos, TED Talks, podcasts, and more, inserting screengrabs alongside the recording.
Sonocent Recorder App
Want to use your mobile device to record? With Sonocent Recorder app, you can record anywhere and anytime (no need for a laptop or digital recorder) from your phone or tablet. You can annotate and highlight while recording Of course you can easily upload to Sonocent Audio Note Taker software. A great free companion app.
Sonocent Glean is a Google Chrome browser-based notetaking technology app that can be used online or offline to help you take better notes, pinpoint important information, and keep a recording of class meetings. It allows you to annotate different parts of the recording either while you’re participating the first time or listening back after the class meeting so that you can come back to those most essential pieces of information. Overall, it has many core features of Sonocent Audio Notetaker but is designed to be simpler to use.
To understand the software better, watch this 2 minute video:
Want to know more about what makes Glean different from Sonocent Audio Notetaker? Check out this Comparison Between Glean and Sonocent Audio Notetaker document (pdf).
To request a license complete the Sonocent License Request form. Free to All UCF students.
The smartpen is a ballpoint pen with an embedded computer and digital audio recorder. When used with Livescribe
digital paper, it records what it writes for later uploading a computer, and synchronizes those notes with any
audio it has recorded.
Compact and lightweight voice recorder that delivers great recording quality with the world’s best noise cancellation technology
By Freedom Scientific
The ONYX Desktop is a video magnifier that has a high definition camera and monitor to let you magnify and see your reading materials, classroom assignments or exams.
By Freedom Scientific
RUBY is a Handheld Video Magnifier with Clear, Vivid Image and No Distortion
An assistant listening device that provides optimal sound quality with unmatched comfort, ease of use, and wireless portability in a wide variety of listening situations.
By Freedom Scientific
The lightweight and compact Focus 40 Blue combines the latest Braille technology with a user-friendly keyboard and control layout, plus USB and Bluetooth® connectivity.
By School Health
The Large Print Keyboard provides low vision users an easy-to-read keyboard.
Software by Freedom Scientific
ZoomText is a screen magnification and screen reading solution for low vision computer users
Software by Freedom Scientific
JAWS reads aloud what’s on the PC screen and gives the student a unique set of intelligent tools for navigating
and accesses Web pages and all screen content.’
Software by Nuance
Take away the mechanical aspects of typing and let users create and edit documents, send email, or search the web
with unparalleled speed, ease, and comfort – simply by speaking.
Student Accessibility Services has Dragon NaturallySpeaking software for testing access only for SAS proctored exams. Software licenses of Dragon NaturallySpeaking are not available for home/personal use.