Adapted Computer Learning Center

The Adapted Computer Learning Center offers:

    • Instruction in Adapted Computer Technology for students with disabilities.
    • Cognitive Skills Retraining for students with acquired brain injuries or learning disabilities.

Purpose of the Center

    • To provide access to adaptive computer systems for persons with disabilities.
    • To work with students who have acquired brain injury or learning disabilities to improve their cognitive skills.
    • To assist students in the transition to college-level academic and vocational classes.

Technology Available in the Adapted Computer Learning Center

    • Dragon Naturally Speaking (user speaks in phrases as results are displayed on the screen)
    • Inspiration (software for brainstorming and displaying concepts in a mind map format)
    • JAWS (screen reading software)
    • Kurzweil 3000 (scan and read software to assist persons with reading difficulties)
    • ZoomText (screen enlargement program)
    • As well as a variety of cognitive skills software used in the Improving Cognitive Skills class.
Alternative Keyboards/Input Devices
    • Large Print Keyboards

Devices for Students with Visual Disabilities
    • Tactile Graphics Toaster
    • CCTV
    • Adjustable Chairs and Tables
    • Big Keys Plus
    • Headphones
    • High-Speed Scanner
    • Network Laser Printers
Full Internet Access
Microsoft Office


our contacts

Michelle Custino, Adapted Computer Technician, Alt Media

P: 510-748-2115

Phyllis Tappe, Part-Time Cognitive Skills Instructor

Vacant – Assistive Technology Instructor

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