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Assistive Technology Tips

Below is a list of different guides to give you tips and tricks with the latest assistive technology. As well as guides to making different types of documents accessible. Each document also has links to tutorial videos for some extra help with getting started.

Mini PC

The following guide demonstrates the steps needed for you to utilize your smart phone as a mini-computer. It includes various options for various phone types. This is important if you use your phone a lot because having a keyboard and screen is more ergonomic.

How to Use your Phone as a Minicomputer

Bluetooth Headphones

This guide can help with getting a Bluetooth headset connected to your device. Bluetooth headsets work for multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac, IOS, and Android. The guide includes step-by-step of how to connect to each one of these platforms.

How to Pair Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones to a Device

Livescribe Echo Smart Pen

The Livescribe echo smart pen is great for recording lectures while taking notes, and the guide shows how to use the many features of the smart pen.

Getting Started with the Livescribe™ Echo Smart Pen

How to Enable the Speech Recognition

Speech recognition is available to almost all major computing platforms such as Windows, Chrome, and Mac OS. This guide shows step-by-step of how to enable voice diction on each of these platforms.

A Guide of How to Enable the Speech Recognition on Windows, Mac, or Chrome Operating Systems

C-Pen Reader

The C-Pen reader can be a very powerful tool with many features. The main purpose of the C-pen is it can read printed text out-loud. In addition, the text can be imported into a computer program to be saved for later. The guide below demonstrates many of the C-pens features and how to get started with using the device.

Getting Started with the C-Pen Reader for Exams and Textbooks

Making Microsoft Word Docs Accessible

This guide gives tips and tricks on how to make Microsoft Word documents accessible. Please keep in mind that making Word documents accessible can help with those that may be using another software or assistive technology in conjunction with word. It is a way to ensure that your documents are 508 compliant (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires electronic accessibility for individuals with disabilities).

Tips and Tricks to Making a Word Document Accessible

Getting Started with Otter.AI

Otter.AI is a powerful notetaking tool that has many features to help manage taking class online. This document will show how to enable these features along with showing how to use the program on different mobile platforms.

Getting Started with Otter.AI

How to Sign E-docs on AIMS

Those students who are a part of the Student Access Services (SAS) program will be required to sign E-docs on AIMS to receive their accommodation. The guide below will show step-by-step instructions on how to complete this task.

How to Sign E-forms in AIMS

How to Request an Appointment through AIMS

In AIMS it is possible for students to request for appointments and even give Student Access Services (SAS) dates, times, and reason for appointment information. The student will be able to select all these options in AIMS. This guide will walk though the process of how to select these options and submit the request. Please give SAS ample to time to reach out with a response for date and time of the appointment.

How to Request for an Appointment through AIMS

How to Request Accommodations through AIMS

Students can select their own accommodations for each individual class and then submit their request through AIMS for approval from the SAS Counselor. This guide will show how to request accommodations. If you choose to do this, please email SAS and let them know that you have submitted your request and are awaiting approval. An additional appointment may be needed to discuss the request if there are any questions or concerns.

How to request services through AIMS

How to Enable Text Message Notifications for Appointments, Notetaking, and Equipment Returns in AIMS

Enabling the closed captions can be a helpful and vital key in students learning, as it can increase the chance of learning the material for the class. This guide is for both students and instructors using Zoom meetings for their online classes. It shows the step-by-step process of enabling closed captioning for Zoom meetings. Please be informed that this feature of Zoom is not perfect and may make mistakes when transcribing the audio. If you need further assistance with captioning, please contact SAS.

How to Enable Text Message Notifications for Appointments, Notetaking, Equipment Returns and More

Contact Student Access Services (SAS)

Phone: (530) 938-5297
Toll-free: 1 (888) 397-4339
Fax: (530) 938-5378