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Access & Technology Center Hours of Operation

Room 300, North Building

• Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
• Monday - Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
• Center is closed on Fridays during the "four day week" summer schedule

Spring and Winter Break Hours
• Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


  Access & Technology Center


Under the auspices of the Office of AccessABILITY, the Access & Technology Center offers individualized adaptive technology training for our students with disabilities.  At Access Center, our students also receive Testing Accommodations and related services and the staff provide faculty and staff trainings and tour of our facilities upon request.

For more information or assistance, please call the center at (212) 772-5478.



That when there are no classes scheduled but the college is open, the Access & Technology Center is open from 9AM till 5PM.

Adaptive Equipment

Windows and Mac computers offer a range of basic accessibility features and advanced assistive technologies designed to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities.


ZoomText Magnifier/Screen Reader (Win): software designed specifically to meet the needs of the visually impaired. The ZoomText family includes two adaptive technologies—screen magnification and screen reading—providing complete access to all Windows applications.  Please note that as of Summer 2017, ZoomText and JAWS will be collectively known as Fusion.

Jaws (Win): screen-reading software that provides access to today’s software applications and the Internet.  Please note that as of Summer 2017, ZoomText and JAWS will be collectively known as Fusion.

Kurzweil 1000: an advanced scanning and reading solution for the blind or visually impaired.

Kurzweil 3000 (Mac / Win): a scanning, reading and writing solution for people with learning disabilities or reading difficulties.

Read & Write Gold: helps students with learning disabilities improve their reading and writing skills via a comprehensive set of literacy tools.

Dragon Naturally Speaking (Win), Via Voice and iListen (Mac): speech recognition software that converts spoken words into computerized text through the use of microphones.

Hardware Devices for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

Braille Embosser: allows computerized text to be reproduced in hard-copy braille format.

Perkins Braille Writer: typewriter that blind and visually impaired individuals use to type in braille.

ClearView computer-compatible CCTV: allows a student to use a CCTV and a computer at the same time.

ClearView Flex 17" LCD CCTV: color flat screen CCTV with an adjustable monitor arm that allows a student to move the screen for optimal visibility and comfort.

QuickLook: a lightweight, full color, electronic portable print magnifier with an integrated 4” LCD flat screen display.

P.I.A.F (Picture in a Flash): produces high quality tactile graphics for blind and visually impaired individuals.

The ClassMate Reader: portable text reader designed for students to listen to the audio version of their textbooks and study materials.

Sorenson VRS: for deaf and hard-of-hearing callers who use ASL to place phone calls to any hearing person.

Optelec Tieman Group 17" LCD CCTV: portable CCTV allows students with visual difficulties to read the blackboard because it can magnify objects at a distance.

Clearview+ HD 22" TFT Ultra Flexible Arm: Enables visually impaired students to be able to read handouts and other printed material with the use of the device.

Magic Wand: hand held scanner for scanning printed materials, class notes and handouts as well as photos. The materials are saved as either PDF or JPEG format. This device is ideal for scanning class notes and research materials.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen: digital audio recorder device which synchronizes text to audio as it is being written on a special notebook. It is ideal for the classroom setting.

Victor Reader Stream: portable device used for playing DAISY books and MP3 files. It is also able to convert text documents into audio with the use of a text-to-speech synthesizer.

Smartboard: is used for workshops, presentations, as well as other center-related events.

FM Systems: these devices are used by individuals with hearing difficulties, to amplify sound in classrooms and at events.

Other Assistive Devices

  • Talking calculators
  • FlipperPort Portable CCTV
  • Visual Relay Service (VRS) device for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Large print dictionaries

Special thanks to

The New Access & Technology Center at 300 North Building

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