Assistive Technology & Devices

SAS Provided Services

Kurzweil is a text-to-speech software used for assignments and textbooks and/or exams and quizzes

Dragon is speech-to-text software for assignments and/or exams and quizzes

Software and equipment options include:

  • Zoomtext
  • CCTV
  • JAWS

All exams using any of this assistive technology must take place in the exam accommodations center.

SAS has Roger Pens and X-Tags available for students with hearing loss. These devices are wireless microphones that helps people with hearing loss to understand more speech in noise and over distance.

Roger Pen can be used in many situations, such as:

  • In small group conversations with up to six participants
  • During lectures or in class
Other Recommended Learning Technology

Students at Iowa State have access to the Microsoft suite. Accessibility tools within Microsoft include (but are not limited to) the list below:

Notability is a popular digital note-taking app available on Apple devices. This app records while writing and typing, plays back at different speeds, plays back at point of writing and imports images and slides. 

Iowa State students receive a premium account to Grammarly, which is a cloud/browser extension that offers advanced grammar and spell check for the user