Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. The majority of assistive technology is purchased by the students or other community agency partners.

Software Available through Virginia Peninsula

  • ZoomText
  • Read & Write Gold (Text-to-speech Software)
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • JAWS (Job Access with Speech) Screen Reader

Hardware Available through Virginia Peninsula

  • LiveScribe Smart Pen
  • Handheld Pebble Magnifiers
  • Liberty Solo Magnifier
  • CCTVs
  • Recorders
  • Makerbot 3D Printer
  • ViewPlus SpotDot Braille Embosser
  • Double Robotics Telepresence Robot
  • Kubi Telepresence Robots
  • FM Hearing Systems
  • Leica Wifi–Streaming Microscopes
  • C-Pen Digital Highlighters
  • 3D Visual Models
  • Trackpads
  • Word Processors
  • EZ-SEE Keyboards

Note that some of these devices are limited and are loaned on a first come, first serve basis.

Assistive Technology Lab

  • Provides alternative testing formats
  • Distraction-Reduced testing with earplugs and headphones available
  • CCTV

Apps & Online Resources