What accessibility software is available in UIC computer labs?

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We work closely with the Disability Resource Center to ensure accessibility resources are available to the UIC community.

Accessibility software

To access the built-in Windows accessibility software at the login screen, use the Windows + U keys.

Software Hotkeys Locations
Fusion ZoomText & JAWS

(ZoomText: is a Magnifier/Reader is a fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision user.)

(Jaws: a computer screen reader program for Microsoft Windows that allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen either with a text-to-speech output or by a refreshable Braille display.)

  • Idea Commons (LIB1010-PD05, LIB1010-PD06, LIB1012-PD15, and LIB1012-PD16)
Windows Built-in Magnifier  Windows Logo key + Plus Sign (+) 

(Kurzweil is an educational technology, or assistive technology, which provides a reading, writing and study platform aimed at people with learning disabilities or other disabilities that make reading or writing difficult.)
Ctrl + Alt + K
DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING (Speech recognition software  

(NonVisual Desktop Access is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person)


 All computer labs - PCs Only

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