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Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Disability Services has software and devices available for students to use. The software is available in several computer labs across campus. Some devices are available to check out to qualified students. Contact Disability Services regarding the availability of specific Assistive Technology.

Schedule a technology assessment or demonstration at 870-972-3964.

Assistive Technology at ASU:

  • CCTV (Closed Circuit Television)/Video magnifier
  • Reader Services/Books on alternative formats
  • AlphaSmart
  • Learning Tools, WYNN, Kurzweil 3000
  • Screen Reader
  • Reading Pen
  • Digital Recorder
  • Livescribe Smartpen
  • Assistive Listening Device
  • Braille embosser
  • Perkins Brailler
  • Scan and Read software
  • Voice recognition
  • MathType, Scientific Notebook, MathWindow
  • Portable talking dictionary
  • Tactile graphic maker
  • Scientific talking calculator
  • Screen magnification program, hand held magnifiers
  • Electronic adjustable table, ergonomic keyboards, one handed keyboards

Alternative Books

Alternative books are also called audio books, books on CD/tape, and e-text. Students are required to own the physical copy of the textbook.

Disability Services recommends that students register directly with Learning Ally to obtain an audio format of textbooks. Learning Ally is a national nonprofit organization serving persons who struggle with standard print because of a visual, perceptual or other physical disability.

Disability Services provides alternative textbooks for courses that are not available through Learning Ally.

To request alternative books:

  • Notify the Disability Services Coordinator to request books.
  • Submit your class schedule and title, author, edition and the ISBN of the books as soon as possible. (It may take up to six weeks to receive the books).
  • Pick up the alternative books and the CD player (if applicable).
  • Return the books and the CD player to Disability Services at the end of the semester.
Assistive Technology Workshops

Disability Services offers workshops for faculty, staff and students regarding web accessibility, assistive technology software and devices. Workshops are individual and/or group workshops. These workshops can be scheduled anytime.

To inquire about these workshops, call Disability Services, 870-972-3964. There is no charge for workshops for students, faculty and staff. All workshops are hands-on using a computer.