Adaptive Technologies

Summary

Adaptive technologies are products, equipment, and services that help users with disabilities access digital content. They work best with materials created while following accessibility best practices.

Adaptive technologies help users with disabilities access digital content. Students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors with disabilities and medical conditions can contact the Computer Accommodations Program for adaptive technology demonstrations, evaluations, assessments, installations, training, and support.

Types

Example adaptive technologies include: 

  • Screen readers
  • Refreshable braille displays
  • Screen magnification applications
  • Speech recognition systems
  • Closed captioning services

Learn more about how they help people with disabilities in the Adaptive Technologies for Teaching and Learning Google Slides presentation.

Demonstration

Watch a video overview of the adaptive technologies ZoomText, JAWS, and Dragon.