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Thomas Hunter Hall 205


  • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
    Saturdays - Closed
  • Center is closed on Fridays & Saturdays during the "four day week" summer schedule

Adaptive Equipment

PC 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 (PC): 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.

Jaws (PC):screen reading software that provides access to today’s software applications and the Internet.

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

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

Mavis Beacon: a software that teaches typing and improves one’s typing speed and accuracy.

Resume Deluxe: an integrated resume builder and job seeking tool.

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

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

Hardware Devices for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

VersaPoint.jpg   VersaPoint Duo: allows computerized text to be reproduced in hard-copy braille format.
Perkins.jpg   Perkins Braille Writer: a typewriter that blind and visually impaired individuals use  to type in braille.
Clearview.jpg   ClearView 700 computer compatible CCTV: allows a student to use a CCTV and a computer at the same time.
Clearview2.jpg   ClearView Flex 17" LCD CCTV: Color Flat Screen CCTV with an adjustable monitor arm that allows a student to adjust the screen for optimal visibility and comfort.
QuickLook.jpg   QuickLook: a lightweight, full color, electronic portable print magnifier with an integrated 4” LCD flat screen display.
PIAF.jpg   P.I.A.F (Picture in a flash): produces high quality tactile graphics for blind and visually impaired individuals.


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


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

Other Assistive Devices

  • Talking calculators
  • FlipperPort Portable CCTV
  • Liberty Solo
  • Visual Relay Service (VRS) device for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Large print dictionaries
  • 2 Four Track cassette Players
  • Text-enlarging photocopy machine for visually impaired students
  • Franklin talking dictionary
  • Spanish-English electronic translator


contact us

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Room 1214B, East Building, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065