If you are a DSP&S student, you have access to reserved labs on campus equipped with assistive technology software. Additionally, our office offers a variety of services including assistive technology devices loans and training on how to use them!

The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) (Room D-208)

All workstations have a full suite of assistive software available to use. Available software includes:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Jaws (Job Access with Speech) for Windows
  • NVDA (Nonvisual Desktop Access)
  • Kurzweil 3000 Literacy software
  • ZoomText Screen Magnification
  • LearningAlly Link
  • Read&Write; Gold

Drop-in Alt Media and Assistive Technology support is available most Monday-Thursday between 8:00AM-12:00PM and 1PM-4PM, subject to availability. If you try and connect and it is not available, please email Mark Mintz for upcoming availability or to schedule a private appointment

Request to have Software Added to PCC Computers

You can request that assistive technology be added to public access computers at PCC. Some of the available software includes, but is not limited to:

  • Jaws
  • Zoomtext
  • Dragon
  • Kurzweil (if not already installed)
  • Read&Write; Gold (if not already installed)
  • LearningAlly Link
  • MathType
  • MathTalk

To request specialized software on a computer, please email the following information to our Assistive Technology Specialist, Mark Mintz.

  1. The room number and PCC station number.
  2. The name of the software requested.

Assistive Technology for your personal device

You can request access to assistive software for use on your personal device.

Borrow Assistive Technology Devices

The ATC has assistive devices that can be checked out if you are an eligible DSP&S students. Available devices include:

  • Laptops or tablets running assistive software
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Portable magnifiers
  • Notetaking devices and digital recorders

Come to D-208 to borrow assistive technology. You will be asked to complete a short Assistive Technology Loan Agreement prior to borrowing the device. Please fill it out as completely as possible and include the classes where the device is needed. This helps us with scheduling.

Training in the use of Assistive Technology

Need help with assistive technology? We offer individual and group training on various assistive technologies. To schedule a training, email the Assistive Technology Specialist, Mark Mintz or call (626)-585-7127. You may request a group training session by going to room D-209.