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 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.
ATC has the following equipment and devices available for loan pending availability:
Computers & Computer Equipment
Focus 40 Blue Braille Display
Track ball mouse (several different configuration’s available)
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
Amplified Speaker phone with remote control answer and microphone
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
Victor Reader Streams
4 sided cassette players
Portable cassette players
Lapdesk with strap
Live scribe pen and paper
Victor reader streams
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