Student Accessibility Office
Assistive Technology Checklist
Waukesha County Technical College offers many forms of assistive technology including, but not limited to:
- Kurzweil 3000
- E-texts (*link to Word document with E-text explanation and EULA*)
- Dragon Naturally Speaking
- iPads and mobile learning apps
- High speed document scanners
- Adaptive Furniture
- Adaptive Keyboards and Mice
- Livescribe Smart pens
Student completes the Transition checklist and meets with Transition Specialist, who determine if assistive technology may benefit the student.
The student meets with the Sr. Educational Assistant – Computer Aided Instruction, in the Learning Place. The Sr. Educational Assistant will provide the student with information, training and tech support for the equipment as needed.
"An electronic book, e-book, eBook, digital book, or even e-edition, is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices."
Please fill out the E-book Agreement.
Sr. Educational Assistant:
- After receiving the student’s current semester schedule, determine book format options through WCTC bookstore (some books come with e-texts/e-book access included with purchase of the physical text).
- If there is not an e-option included via the bookstore, determine electronic availability of text via Access Text and/or Coursesmart, taking into account students’ individual accessibility needs and what software they will need to access and use e-books.
- Discuss options with student and if student will be using a scanned copy of the text they must sign the User License Agreement and show proof of purchase of each book they are receiving a scanned copy of. Even if WCTC already has an electronic PDF copy of a text, permission must still be requested through Access Text to redistribute the alternative text to each additional student that will use a copy of the book.
- If they will be purchasing an e-book through Coursesmart they must sign up for an account and notify Coursesmart that they will be using the accessibility features of the e-text.
- Train students on any screen reader, Adobe reader and any other software they may be using to access their e-texts.