The Student Accessibility Center has a small lab in Mitchell Hall, Room 115 that can be used for completing work and taking exams. The lab has a CCTV, a variety of alternative keyboards, adjustable tables, and four computers; one with Dragon Naturally Speaking (voice recognition), one with WindowEyes (screen reader), one with OpenBook (scan and read software), and one with Zoomtext (screen magnifier and document reader). Examinations that require the use of adaptive technologies (CCTV, Assistive Technology Software, etc.) have priority for room use. Second in line are individuals who need to use the adaptive technologies available.
Contact the SAC office in Mitchell 112; firstname.lastname@example.org; (414) 229-6287 to sign up to use the lab for anything other than exams.
In addition to the SAC lab, there is an Adaptive Technology Resource room located in the West Wing of the Library. Room W111A is located near the AskaLibrarian Arch and is accessed through the Group Study room W111. The room Is shared with Research and Instructional support Research Consultations and can be used either by making a reservation (please allow 48 hours for reservations) or on a drop-in basis, as available. Room reservations will be posted by the entrance door. Please use the form at http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/adatech/form.cfm or email us at email@example.com to request a reservation. Policies governing use of the room are noted on the form. This room will be available for use all hours the Learning Commons is open (24/5).
The Libraries also offer a distraction-free quiet room (WB48) for students with disabilities. This room is located in the Lower Level, West Wing and is also reserved using the form mentioned above. When using either room, please see staff at either the Circulation Desk or AskaLibrarian Arch to request that the room be unlocked. After 11:00 p.m, please ask for assistance at the Welcome Desk to unlock W111A. WB48 is only available during regular building hours. Equipment in W111A includes: Computer with Zoomtext magnification software; Jaws screen reading software; CCTV; Kurzweil scanner and large screen monitor to hookup a laptop. There is no equipment in WB48, though wireless service is accessible.
The Campus Computer Labs (CCLs) have assistive technology software on their computers. Zoomtext is on all PCs in all the CCLs except those that are scanning stations. Scanning station computers have WindowEyes and Open Book software. Just ask a desk person for assistance as needed.
In order to use these specialty softwares, you need to be familiar with how they work. To that end, SAC provides the following services:
Just contact Jean Salzer at 229-5660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on some of the software we use:
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