Technology Tutorials and Manuals

Disability and Access offers several cool Assistive Technology software applications  and hardware solutions to students who qualify. On this page are tutorials introducing the technology. In each tutorial, you will learn about the benefits and features of each technology. Also, please find user manuals for some of our commonly used hardware solutions.

If you would like to learn how you might qualify to use some of these apps or hardware, please contact an Access Specialist!

Read and Write Gold (RWG)

RWG is a text-to-speech program that can display your textbook on your computer, while it reads the text audibly. As it reads, it highlights the sentence to help focus in on the material being spoken.

RWG Basics for Mac OSX

RWG Basics for Windows

RWG Beyond the Basics

Livescribe Smartpen

Livescribe smartpens serve as an audio recorder as well as a pen. As you record lecture and take notes, the pen is keeping track of where on the page you are writing. After class, simply tap on the words you wrote, and the pen will play back the portion of the lecture that was recorded at that time. Never miss another word while you are taking notes!

Sansa Clip mp3 recorder/player

The Sansa Clip is a favorite for many students who wish to record lecture to supplement their notetaking efforts. Its size and simplicity make it an easy-to-use, easy-to-upload device.