Adaptive Technology for Students Who have Mobility Disabilities

Adaptive Technology

Site Licenses Available:

If a computer in a departmental lab is not accessible for a student who needs to use it, contact the Disability Resource Center at 501-916-3143 to determine if the license is available and the system is compatible. More specific location information is provided at the bottom of this page.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software (used with a scanner)

Brand Name: OrbitNote

Description: Create an accessible, dynamic, and collaborative space that works for everyone. Includes features such as: converting PDFs to an accessible format and live commenting.

Location on Campus: A free Google extension for anyone with an email as part of TextHelp.

Voice Recognition

Brand Name: Dragon Naturally Speaking; MacSpeech Dictate, Microsoft Windows 365 Word Dictation Feature, iPhone and iPad Features

Description: Software that allows one to dictate to the computer, which recognizes and digitizes one’s voice

Location on Campus: Library Lab; DRC laptop

Mouse Adaptations

Description: Adaptive pointing devices, such as trackballs

Location on Campus: Various labs on campus

Wheelchair Accessibility

Description: Wheelchair-accessible tables; four residence hall rooms available with wheelchair access, built according to ADAAG

Location on Campus: DRC (contact about tables); Residence Hall

Fitness Equipment

Brand Name: Uppertone; Magnum; Endorphin

Description: Exercise equipment designed for people with physical disabilities; one workout station is designed for independent use by people with quadriplegia, the other has roll-away seats; additionally, there is a cardiovascular handcycle

Location on Campus: Fitness Center

Location and Contact Information

DRC – Disability Resource Center, 103 Donaghey Student Center, 501-916-3143

Student Computer Lab – Ottenheimer Library, LIB 104, 501-916-3011

The University Writing Center – Ottenheimer Library, Learning Commons, 501-916-8343

Fitness Center – Donaghey Student Center, 501-916-3362

Links to other Adaptive Technology pages

Introduction to Adaptive Technology
Adaptive Technology for Students Who are Blind or have Low Vision
Adaptive Technologies for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Adaptive Technology for Students With Learning Disabilities