Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology


Student Accessibility Services offers an array of assistive technology (AT) available for student use or accommodation need.  Individuals registered with SATS  who are interested in using the  or receiving any support regarding Assistive Technology (AT) should call the Student Accessibility Office  (252-335-3642) to check on the availability of resources and staff.  Upon request and staff availability AT consultation or training for registered students can be scheduled.

AT, described in the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, can be software, equipment, or other products "used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." The Office of Student Accessibility and Testing has taken an active role in identifying and obtaining necessary AT in order to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities. Students registered through SATS may access the following equipment for their academic/personal use:

  • Assistive technology available for use through the Office of Student Accessibility and Testing Services:
    • Echo Pen
    • Read & Write Gold 
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking (Speech to Text Program)
    • Enlarged key keyboards
    • Prodigy
    • Amplifier
    • Zoomtech 
    • Read&Write Gold


      Read&Write Gold is a flexible literacy software solution that can help readers and writers--including some individuals with disabilities--access support tools needed to reach their potential, build confidence and independence, and succeed.

      Read&Write Gold "is a discrete, customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications." It will read text on the screen and is compatible with Adobe Acrobat/Reader, Daisy and Microsoft Word.