Examples of available assistive software and hardware:
Fusion, which is a combination of JAWS and ZoomText Reader/Magnifier is available for download and installation on "home" computers. Please visit the "Is my email eligible to download a license?" page. Type in your email address. Download and install Fusion on up to three personal devices.
ZoomText Magnifer/Reader software
Read & Write, scanning and reading software, TextHelp
Dictation software - Microsoft Dictate, Google Voice Typing.
Assistive Listening devices (ie: Williams Sound, AVR)
Mac laptop for use with VoiceOver, Zoom, or Read&Write
Use the Google plugin for Read&Write to read content in a browser. For more information on this, please watch the "Read&Write for Chrome" video tutorial.
Microsoft Office 365 is available for all Buffalo State students. Please visit the "At-Home access to Microsoft Office" for installation instructions.
OneNote is a note taking software that provides the option of recording and typing your notes simultaneously. If you have "Student uses Notetaking software in class" as one of your accommodations and want to learn more on how to use OneNote, please visit the OneNote Training video site.
TextHelp has short video tutorials to learn to use the many features of Read&Write. Following this self directed videos will get you started on using the software independently.
Buffalo State students/facult/staff are eligible to download and install Freedom Scientific software for home use. You will need to use your Buffalo State email address to have access.
Freedom Scientific provides Training Resources to users of their screen reader, magnification and other products.
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