Important Update:


Because of COVID-19, restrictions the ATC Lab is closed.  We are offering Assistive Technology remotely.

For more information, please contact Wendy Lin or 510-659-7373


The Adaptive Technology Center (ATC) is located in the SAS office. The ATC is a place where SAS students have access to computers with assistive software and hardware to study and do homework. The ATC is open to all SAS 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 SAS office to schedule an appointment to meet with Alternate Media/Assistive Technology Specialist. Call 510-659-7373 or stop by the SAS office, Bldg. 7, room 7122 or email (link sends e-mail)

Assistive Hardware and Equipment in the ATC include:

  • Eleven (10) PC Computers
  • Two (2) Scanners
  • One(1) Printer
  • Two (2) Large Print Keyboards
  • One (1) Stationary CCTV Magnifier
  • Five (4) portable CCTV Magnifiers

ATC Hours

  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester
  • Summer Semester

(ATC Hours are subject to change without notice.)