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Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Disability Services has software and devices available for students to use. The software is available in several computer labs across campus. Some devices are available to check out to qualified students. Contact Disability Services regarding the availability of specific Assistive Technology.

Schedule a technology assessment or demonstration at 870-972-3964.

Assistive Technology at A-State:

  • CCTV (Closed Circuit Television)/Video magnifier
  • Reader Services/Books on alternative formats
  • AlphaSmart
  • Learning Tools, WYNN, Kurzweil 3000
  • Screen Reader
  • Reading Pen
  • Digital Recorder
  • Livescribe Smartpen
  • Assistive Listening Device
  • Braille embosser
  • Perkins Brailler
  • Scan and Read software
  • Voice recognition
  • MathType, Scientific Notebook, MathWindow
  • Portable talking dictionary
  • Tactile graphic maker
  • Scientific talking calculator
  • Screen magnification program, hand held magnifiers
  • Electronic adjustable table, ergonomic keyboards, one handed keyboards

Alternative Books

Alternative books are also called audio books and e-text. Students are required to own the physical copy of the textbook.

To request alternative books:

  • Notify the Disability Services Coordinator to request books.
  • Submit your class schedule and title, author, edition, the ISBN of the books and a receipt to show the books were purchased and not leased. 
  • Contact DS to receive instructions on obtaining or downloading alternative textbooks.
  • If the textbook is not available in alternative format the student must provide the purchased copy for cutting and scanning in order to get it in alternative format.
  • Disability Services is not responsible for purchasing textbooks for students in order to provide them in alternative format.
Assistive Technology Workshops

Disability Services offers workshops for faculty, staff and students regarding web accessibility, assistive technology software and devices. Workshops are individual and/or group workshops. These workshops can be scheduled anytime.

To inquire about these workshops, call Disability Services, 870-972-3964. There is no charge for workshops for students, faculty and staff. All workshops are hands-on using a computer.