Accessible Software & Training
The Center for Accessible Technology has Accessible software that each student can use. The software, settings and apps are to better helps students in the classroom or on tests.
Students prescribed accessible software for curriculum material must schedule a meeting with our staff at our Center for Accessible Technology (CAT) to receive accessible software training. Students can schedule their training by using the Accessible Technology& Alternative Format Training calander. Appointments must be scheduled with an SJSU email. Appointments must show your first and last name. Appointments made with non-SJSU emails will be cancelled.
While returning students may bypass this step in the semesters that follow their initial CAT training. Returning students in need of follow up from CAT can visit our appointment page to schedule a meeting.
Check out our tutorial materials and training videos on our Tutorial page. We are continuing to update the tutorial material and videos.
Read & Write
Reads E-Text Books, Websites and Docs
Read & Write is a text-to-speech software. E-text books, websites, and documents can be spoken aloud. There are tools that can be used to better strengthen learning. Some of these tools include highlighting text, spell check, screen tint, and more. Read & Write can be installed on PC, Mac and Tablet devices.
If you would like to know more about Read & Write, check out their website: Read & Write website
Natural Reader is a text-to-speech software. Convert any text or document into natural-sounding voices. It supports PDF, text documents, and more. Natural Reader can be installed on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices.
If you would like to know more about Natural Reader, check out their website: Natural Reader website
The Center for Accessible Technology offers training on Mac and iOS hardware and software. We teach Dictation, Speech, Reader View, VoiceOver, Zoom and Display Settings, Switch Control, AssistiveTouch, Guided Access, Captions, and many more Accessibility settings.
If you would like to know more about Apple software check out their website: Apple website
Accessibility Extensions & Study Features
Google Chrome has a variety of accessibility extensions and study features. The following are some of the extensions available. Readability Redux removes unnecessary elements from a webpage. Chrome Vox reads all items on the screen, like Voiceover or Jaws does. Screen Shader puts a color overlay on the screen. Text Narrator reads any text that is selected aloud.
If you would like to know more about Chrome Extensions, check out their website: Chrome Extensions website
JAWS is a computer screen reader program for Microsoft Windows. It allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen using a text-to-speech output, and can be navigated using keyboard shortcuts.
If you would like to know more about Jaws, check out their website: Jaws website