Accessible Technology

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).

Complete the Loan Request Form to borrow accessible equipment for the semester.


Quantities of some equipment and software are limited. Contact AT services for questions, concerns or support.

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Read and Write Literacy Software

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. Free to All UCF students.

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Sonocent Audio NoteTaker

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.

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Livescribe Smartpen

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.

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Digital Voice Recorder

Compact and lightweight voice recorder that delivers great recording quality with the world’s best noise cancellation technology

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ONYX Desktop Video Magnifier

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.

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RUBY Portable Video Magnifier

By Freedom Scientific

RUBY is a Handheld Video Magnifier with Clear, Vivid Image and No Distortion

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Conversor Pro FM Loops

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.

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Focus 40 Blue Wireless Braille Display

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.

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Large Print Keyboard

By EnableMart

The Large Print Keyboard provides low vision users an easy-to-read keyboard.

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ZoomText – Screen Magnification

Software by Freedom Scientific

ZoomText is a screen magnification and screen reading solution for low vision computer users

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JAWS Screen Reading

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.’

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking – Speech Recognition

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.