Assistive Technology

Information Technology Services provides and maintains licensing for a variety of assistive technology and accessibility software. Licensing is primarily for university machines; however, some licensing allows for installation on personal computers. Choose from the categories below to determine which applications are available.

On-Campus Licensing

ITS deploys and maintains the following assistive software applications for use on-campus:

  • JAWS screen reader
  • ZoomText on-screen magnification
  • ZoomText Fusion hybrid magnification and screen reading
  • EquatIO
  • CommonLook Office
  • CommonLook PDF

Submit the Software Request Form (faculty & staff) to request installation.

Home-Use Software

Students, faculty, and staff are eligible for a home-use license of either JAWS, ZoomText, or ZoomText Fusion for use on a personal (non-university) computer. Go to the Freedom Scientific Home-Use Licensing webpage and enter your Cal State LA campus email address to access an individual license of the following applications:

  • JAWS screen reader
  • ZoomText on-screen magnification
  • ZoomText Fusion hybrid magnification and screen reading