Assistive Technology Lab

Assistive Technology works closely with Student Services and faculty to ensure that students requiring technology for ADA accommodations are supported at all times. The department also maintains a mini-lab at the Spring Branch campus for students requiring additional assistance.

Scope of Services

The mini-lab may be utilized by students for the following purposes:

  • HCC online application for admission
  • Course registration/enrollment
  • Student Web Services
  • Basic skills training on adaptive technology as available and by appointment
  • Various software used in coursework
  • Essays and term papers for English Composition and Literature courses
  • Research projects for English, Government and Economics courses

Desktop Computers

  • 8 Dell Optiplex GX 780 desktop computers with 17″ LCD monitors
  • 1 iMac
  • 3 trackball mice available
  • 21″ LCD monitor available
  • Dell Laserjet printer

Software Applications

  • JAWS 9.0 (Blind)
  • ZoomText 9.1 (L.V.)
  • MAGic (L.V.)
  • WYNN Reading System 5.1 w/scanner (Upgrading to v6.0 Summer 2011)
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred 10.0
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Win)
  • Acrobat Reader 9.0/10
  • Focus On Grammar (Dev Studies)
  • Glencoe Keyboarding
  • Maple (Math)
  • Peachtree (Accounting)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0

Additional Hardware

  • CCTVs are deployed each semester to accommodate students with the appropriate accommodation in the classroom
    • Optilec Clearview 17″ color monitors
    • Acrobat 17″ color monitors w/distance camera
  • Ojo Video phone for our Deaf/HOH community
  • Headsets w/microphone available for use w/adaptive software (although it is recommended that you use your own headset or earbuds)