Assistive Technology

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is available for student use through the office of the Learning Center. Approved students may use Kurzweil 3000 as a text to speech program.

Among its features is the ability to:

  • improve comprehension rate and reading rate
  • improve attention and focus
  • significantly magnify text size and clarity
  • enhance word usage through its dictionary, thesaurus, pronunciation, and syllabication guide


Whitesmoke is an editing program that allows the user to load written work and scan for grammatical errors along with verb usage and redundancy of word use.  The program provides feedback on sentence length and clarity along with many other options.


This pen allows the student to take notes that match up with an audio recording of the class.  Notes can then be downloaded onto a computer based program that allows the student to organize the notes, listen to the audio, and search for key terms.  The Echo Smartpen requires specialized paper which is sold at the Learning Center for an additional fee.  The pens are loaned for a one semester term to allow students to trial the product.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a speech recognition program which allows the user to do any written task by verbally speaking it into a microphone.  The program is a speech to text program.