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Accessible Technology and Learning Center (ATLC)

The Accessible Technology and Learning Center (ATLC) offers support with assistive technology and training on software. Services are available to students who are registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities. 

At the center, students will find PC workstations and a printer (requires a printing fee). The center also has a CCTV (closed-circuit television) for those with visual impairments and various assistive software, such as JAWS, Fusion and Kurzweil 3000.

Assistive Technology User Support

During remote instruction, if you need assistance with assistive technology, we will be providing support via phone, email and Zoom. This includes technical support for any technology questions, challenges, etc. related to online instruction. For more information on remote assistance, please visit (add ATLC Zoom link here) 

One-on-one Support

One-on-one support can be arranged by emailing Jose Amenero at [email protected] and we will schedule a time that works best. When scheduling, please provide at least 3 dates and times where you are available as well as the mode of communication you would prefer, phone or Zoom.  In order to continue practicing social distancing as recommended by health officials and the University, one-on-one appointments will be held through a phone or Zoom appointment.

Training

The ATLC teaches students how to use a variety of standardized software applications including Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. To schedule a tutorial or training:

  • Contact the Assistive Technology and Alternative Media Coordinator at [email protected]
  • Training Material for Assistive Technology
  • All students can use the Lynda.com training site which is part of the MyCalStateLA.

Using Assistive Technology on your own Device

Kurzweil

To install Kurzweil on your device you can make an appointment via phone or Zoom or you can download the install files yourself at:  

  • Kurzweil 3000 for PC the URL is https://www.kurzweiledu.com/k3win (Make sure to download the subscription/web license version)
  • Kurzweil For MAC the URL is https://www.kurzweiledu.com/k3mac (Make sure to download the subscription/web license version)

JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion

To install JAWS, ZoomText or Fusion on your device you can make an appointment via phone or Zoom or you can download the install files yourself using your Cal State LA email for a free Home Annual License, the URL is https://portal.freedomscientific.com/SponsoredSoftware

*Please note that the ATLC promotes and encourages all users to engage in independent learning of assistive technology. While the staff provide training, suggestions and support, students entering the lab in person and/or via Zoom should be prepared to do their own work (i.e. send emails, type papers, basic research). In addition, in alignment with all open access labs the ATLC is guided by specific rules and policies that are supported by OSD and the University student code of conduct.

For additional questions regarding the ATLC, please email [email protected].