💻 Assistive technology is any device, software, equipment, or tool that helps people with disabilities improve, maintain or increase their functional capabilities.
💡 Most of the technology designed for people with disabilities is also useful to almost all people at some point in their lives.
📚 75% of college students with a disability who qualify for assistive technology do not know about it before starting college.
📱 Several Assistive Technology software programs and equipment are available for loan for TCC students who work with the Access Services and qualify for their use, including text-to-speech support, speech-to-text support, note-taking support, screen readers, and equipment.
🗣️ Text-to-Speech technology is useful for a variety of users, including those with visual or learning disabilities or people with time constraints.
🎙️ Speech-to-Text technology allows users to speak into an external microphone or one built into their devices and have their spoken words converted to text on screen.
📝 Note-taking support is available through apps like Otter AI and Glean AI.
🖥️ Screen readers are applications that enable blind and low-vision individuals to use computers and mobile devices.