Dragon NaturallySpeaking - This software allows the user to create and edit documents, e-mail, fill out forms and streamline workflow – all by speaking! Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional version is section 508 certified, and offers complete hands-free use of the PC for users with disabilities.

JAWS® for Windows® - The most popular screen reader worldwide works with your PC to provide access to today’s software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and the computer’s sound card, information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information, education and job related applications. JAWS also outputs to refreshable braille displays, providing unmatched braille support of any screen reader on the market.

Kurzweil 3000 - The premier reading, writing, and learning software for students with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, or other learning difficulties, including physical impairments or language learning needs. The software can access virtually any information, whether it is printed, electronic, or on the Web. Because Kurzweil 3000 is also content independent, teachers in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges alike use it to help students succeed in the classroom regardless of curriculum or lesson plan.

Read&Write Gold - A text-to-speech software with natural-sounding voices. Read&Write can be used with Macs, PCs, and tablets to assist students with reading and language skills.

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader - The world's best magnification and reading software for the vision impaired. Whether you're surfing the web, creating a document, or mailing your friends, ZoomText lets you see, hear and use all of your applications easier than ever.

NVDA - NonVisual Desktop Access, or NVDA, is a free, downloadable screen reader that converts text to speech. NVDA is available in Disability Services Testing Center, but students may also wish to download this free software onto their personal computers or onto a USB drive, which allows students to use NVDA with virtually any computer.


If you are interested in using Assistive Technology software accommodations at CPCC, please contact your Disability Counselor.