Assistive Technology

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At Kirkwood, we strive to provide access and information on assistive technology tools to students, faculty and staff. We offer information and demonstrations of assistive technology software and apps.

What is Assistive Technology?

By definition assistive technology is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities” (Assistive Technology Act of 2004; Assistive Technology Act of 1988).

Assistive Technology Available

Our Assistive Technology Lab offers the following tools:

  • 1 Mac
  • 5 - 10 Windows PCs
  • JAWS
  • Window Eyes
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Read & Write (For PC and Mac)
  • Zoomtext
  • NVDA
  • CCTV
  • Alternative Keyboards
  • Smartpens (for demo purposes)
  • Scanner
  • Alternative mouse
  • Adjustable tables

Assistive technology software may be available at other campus locations by request. To learn more about assistive technology at Kirkwood's county or regional centers or to request assistive technology to use at any of these locations, please contact mike.scallon@kirkwood.edu.


Assistive Technology Lab

2071 Cedar Hall, main campus in Cedar Rapids
Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 319-398-5425