Skip to Content

Assistive Technology Lab

The Assistive Technology Lab (Formerly High Tech Center) at Cosumnes River College provides the following services for students with disabilities who are eligible for the service:

  • Training on adaptive hardware and software
  • Access to computers for test accommodations
  • Access to adaptive computers for homework assignments when adaptive computers are not available in other labs

Hardware and software available

  • JAWS screen reader
  • ZoomText extra large print display
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (speech recognition software)
  • Natural Reader (text to speech software for students with learning disabilities)
  • Specialized mouse and keyboards
  • Scanner
  • CCTV document magnifier

Training Sessions

Technology Assessment & Assistive Technology Lab Orientation (30 Minutes)

  • First step for students to receive additional training
  • Assess technology ability and provide resources
  • Assistive Technology Lab Resources & Rules overview

CCTV Document Magnifier (30 Minutes)

  • For students with low-vision
  • Enlarges documents
  • Change text & background colors

Low-Vision & Blind Assistive Software (30 Minutes)

  • ZoomText (screen enlargement/magnification)
  • Jaws (screen reader)

Document Reader Basics (30 Minutes)

  • For students with learning disabilities
  • Reads aloud various document formats: Word, PDF, etc.

Dragon Naturally Speaking (2 hours)

  • Voice recognition & speech dictation
  • Limited use of keyboard & mouse

Mobile Device Orientation— iOS & Android: iPhone, iPad, & Android (30 Minutes)

  • Accessibility settings: Zoom, voice over/talk back, contrast
  • Including e-book apps, accessibility settings, notetaking, and other apps

Mac OS X Accessibility Settings (30 Minutes)

  • Learn Apple Mac OS X accessibility settings
  • Zoom, voice over, contrast, speech and dictation

Live Scribe Pen (30 Minutes)

  • Records lectures as you take notes
  • Notetaking skills

(916) 691-7275
(916) 691-7398


CRC Main Campus
Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Business and Social Science, BS104