Assistive Technology Software

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In addition to the accessibility features that are readily available in modern operating systems, Accessible Technologies at Virginia Tech provides several tools to provide additional support for a wide variety of needs. The network software options are installed in AT Services and can be installed on any university-owned machine upon request. Stand-alone software is available for use on both University-owned equipment and personal devices.

Network software

  • ZoomText: computer screen magnification, color filtering, many other features
  • JAWS: screen reading, keyboard only navigation

Stand-alone software

  • Read&Write: literacy support tool with text-to-speech and scanning
  • EquatIO: math support tool for equation creation and math read-aloudĀ 
  • Sonocent: audio notetaking software for digital notes
  • Built-in: operating system accessibility

Accessibility Testing Software

  • Grackle Suite tests Google suite docs, slides, and sheets for accessibility and exports accessible PDFs.
  • Microsoft Office Accessibility Checker tests for many of the criteria required for document accessibility.
      • Read&Write

        a literacy support tool with text-to-speech and scanning

      • EquatIO

        a math support tool for equation creation and math read-aloud

      • Sonocent

        an audio notetaking software tool for taking digital notes

      • Grackle Suite

        an accessibility testing tool for Google Suite Docs, Slides, and Sheets and creation of accessible PDFs