Assistive Technology

Guidance for navigating D2L with JAWS screen reader software


The links below list downloadable software and other vendors that offer products to help students access class material.

  • CAST Universal Design for Learning
    CAST is a non-profit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.
  • Freedom Scientific
    Freedom Scientific offers assistive and adaptive technology for individuals who are blind, have low vision or learning disabilities.
  • ReadPlease
    ReadPlease offers text-to-speech software for Windows-based operating systems.  ReadPlease 2003 is a free downloadable system.
  • Learning Ally (Formerly RFB&D - Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)
    Learning Ally, a nonprofit volunteer organization, is the nation's educational library serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia or other physical disability.
  • BookShare.Org
    BookShare.Org is an online community that enables people with visual and other print disabilities to share scanned books.  This is a clearinghouse where readers can legally share their scanned books and download from its collection.  Click on the "Join" link to get started.