Faculty & Staff Software and Equipment Loans

The Access Technology Center has the following software and equipment available for faculty and staff that have been refered to the ATC by the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC). This equipment can be borrowed for a short time to explore if the equipment will meet an individuals need or to be used while they wait for purchased equipment to arrive. All faculty and staff will be required to sign a loan agreement. If you do not see what you need on the list it may be possible to purchase the device or software pending price and availability. Please note that ATC has multiple of some devices while others have only one in stock. This list does not include all the equipment and devices that are available for permanent classroom setups that can be arranged. 


Kurzweil 3000

“Kurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology (text to speech) learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning as a powerful reading, writing, test-taking, that makes curriculum accessible to all students. It is particularly appropriate for students with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, those who require reading intervention, students struggling with reading comprehension and English Language Learners.”


Students will be able to access this software from anywhere as long as they are connected to the internet. Requests to have this software downloaded to a personal computer and to have a log-in created should be made to the ATC staff. Students will have access until they graduate from MSU.

When downloading, be sure to select the Web Version.

Once a personal log-in has been created, you can begin using the software by following these steps:

Change Your Log-In Information
Change the system created log-in to a log-in that will be easier for you to remember. To change your log-in information go to https://accounts.fireflybykurzweil.com.

Install Kurzweil to your PC

Install Kurzweil to your Mac

You can also download the free iPad app Firefly and access it with the same log-in.

Kurzweil How To Videos



ATC has the following equipment and devices available for loan pending availability:

Computers & Computer Equipment


Laptop bags

Standard keyboards

Ergonomic keyboards

One-handed keyboards

Focus 40 Blue Braille Display

Split keyboards

Standard mouse

Track ball mouse (several different configuration’s available)

Head Mouse

Power switches (variety of options in stock)

Microphone headset for PC

Wireless microphone for use with digital recorder

Standard corded microphone for use with digital recorder

Web cams

iPad switches 

Hearing Devices  

Amplified Speaker phone with remote control answer and microphone

FM systems 

Low Vision Devices

AMIGO (portable video magnifier)

QUICKLOOK (portable video Magnifier)

Acrobat portable CCTV (camera must be placed on table, connected to a computer monitor, and outlet while in use)

MiniVID from LW Scientific (slips into the eye tube of any binocular, monocular, or stereo microscope)

Talking food scale

Tactile Image Kit

Raised Line Drawing Kit

Ruby portable video magnifier 

Book Players

Victor Reader Streams


4 sided cassette players

Portable cassette players

Writing Devices

Writing Bird

Perkins Brailler

Braille Labeler

Lapdesk with strap 


Live scribe pen and paper

Digital recorders

Victor reader streams


Download the Equipment Loan Agreement

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