Adaptive Technology Center (ATC) - Disabled Students Programs and Services

The Adaptive Technology Center (ATC) is located in the DSPS office. The ATC is a place where DSPS students have access to computers with assistive software and hardware to study and do homework. The ATC is open to all DSPS students currently taking classes at Ohlone College.

The Assistive Software in the ATC includes:

  • Inspiration – A software program that helps student’s develop ideas and organize thinking.
  • JAWS – Reads information on the computer screen using synthesized speech
  • Kurzweil 3000 – Helps people with reading or learning difficulties increase reading, speech and comprehension
  • ZoomText – Magnifies items on the computer screen for users who have low vision.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking – Speech recognition software.  Talk and your words appear on the screen.
  • MathTalk – Speech recognition software allows users to voice any math problems (pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics and graphs) and watch it appear on the screen.
  • PEARL System with OpenBook – PEARL combined with OpenBook scanning and reading software brings blind and low vision users instant portable access to printed material with an array of human sounding voices.

Students interested in training/orientation on the use of any of these software programs should contact the DSPS office to schedule an appointment to meet with Alternate Media/Assistive Technology Specialist.  Call 510-659-6079 or stop by the DSPS office, Bldg. 7, room 7217 or email dsps@ohlone.edu

Assistive Hardware and Equipment in the ATC include:

  • Eleven (11) PC Computers
  • Two (2) Scanners
  • Two (2) Printers
  • Two (2) Large Print Keyboards
  • One (1) Stationary CCTV Magnifier
  • Five (5) portable CCTV Magnifiers

ATC Hours

  • Fall 2017 (August 21 - December 21)
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
    • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Breaks: Closed

  • Spring 2018 (January 2 - May 18)
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
    • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Breaks: Closed
  • Summer 2018 (May 21 - August 16)

(ATC Hours are subject to change without notice.)