Assistive Technology

The Goucher College Library provides a dedicated Kurzweil 3000 text-to-speech setup for the use of students, faculty, staff and other Library community members.

Users can scan printed materials, such as books or other course readings, and the software will read the text aloud to the user. Students with a documented disability can also access Kurzweil Firefly, available for download to your personal devices through the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

The College also subscribes to Bookshare, an accessible online library. To gain access to the service, please contact Nancy Hesselbein at ACE.

Apple computers have a number of accessibility feature built in to the operating system. Visit Apple's page on accessibility to learn more.

Microsoft's guide to accessible features includes the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office programs.

Atomic Learning offers a number of guides (free with your Goucher username and password) to creating and maintaining accessible digital materials for the classroom, including an overview of "A Digitally Accessible Campus," as well as tutorials for specific programs and tasks.