Disabled Students Program: UC Berkeley

About the ATTLC

UC Berkeley is proud to have a new leading-edge Assistive Technology Teaching and Learning Center (ATTLC). This center includes the latest and best assistive technology to help students with disabilities succeed in their academic work. The ATTLC features brand-new Macintosh Pro computers loaded with Macintosh OS X Leopard, Windows Vista, and Linux Ubuntu operating systems. Each computer has a wide variety of software intended to support different disabilities. As new technology becomes available the Center will strive to incorporate it.

The Assistive Technology Teaching and Learning Center serves students with learning disabilities, psychological disabilities, and physical disabilities such as blind and low vision or paraplegics. Students with learning disabilities can use literacy software such as Kurzweil 3000 and Wynn Wizard to improve their reading and writing skills. Students with psychological disabilities are taught how to use tools like calendaring software and PDAs to reduce the effects of anxiety. Blind and low-vision students learn how to use screen readers like Jaws for Windows as well as faster and more effective ways to access online materials. Students with physical disabilities are taught how to use tools such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking or a wide variety of alternative keyboards and mice to increase their effectiveness.

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