Assistive Tech Lab

The Assistive Technology Lab, located inside the TSC, provides assistive technology for students with special needs. ATL computers feature several major adaptive software packages provided for students who use assistive technology. 

Features Include:

Screen reading software used by students who are blind or have low vision.

  Zoom Text
A screen magnification/screen reading software for students who have low vision. 

  Kurzweil 1000 & 3000
Kurzweil 1000 is a scanner-reader for typescript documents that is designed for people who are blind.  Kurzweil 3000 is designed for those with learning disabilities. Kurzweil 3000 has a much more visual interface than Kurzweil 1000.
  Dragon Naturally Speaking
Dragon software uses speech to help users create documents, search the web, compose email, and more.
    Braille Translation and Embossing
The ATL has software that translates text into Braille as well as a braille embosser.

Recommended Freeware Alternatives:

TTS Reader (Windows), similar to JAWS.

Thunder Screen Reader (Windows), similar to Zoom Text.

Moo0 Magnifier (Windows), similar to Zoom Text.


Contact Information:
Richard Dugan
UTEP Library Room 300

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday      7:00am - 9:00pm
Friday                      7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday                  9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday                   12:00pm - 5:00pm


Helpful Links:

Note - During hours that the TSC is closed, there is a fully equipped assistive workstation on the main floor of the library outside of the Math Resource Center, Library Room 218.

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In the event of a major system outage, please contact us at (915) 740-2001