What can the Disability Resource Centre do for me?
The Disability Resource Centre strives to provide services to students dealing with a disability in a manner that provides fairness to students and allows them to become fully involved in the academic process. Our services include:
- Ordering of educational materials in alternate format, this includes books on tape and texts in Braille
- Accommodations for exams
- Applications for technological aids, such as computers, recorders, adaptive software, etc.
- Learning assistance to students, including orientation on technical aids
- Arranging classroom accommodations such as: note taking assistance, interpreters, and special chairs
- Help in applying for disability-related educational funding
Disability Advisors can provide help with computer software aids that assist students dealing with disabilities. Examples of this software include:
JAWS This widely known software program is able to transform computer test into audio format. For more information, please check out www.freedomscientific.com
Dragon Naturally Speaking This innovative voice recognition software allows users to speak to their computers. The voice input is transformed into text or commands. For more details on the latest version, go to www.dragonsystems.com
Inspiration This program assists students in visual thinking and learning. It allows students to easily create visual organizers, concept maps, etc., which serve to increase critical thinking, comprehension, and writing skills. For more information, go to www.inspiration.com
The Disability Resource Centre can help you to apply for technological aids that can assist you in overcoming barriers. For more information on technological loan programs, please go to http://www.at-bc.ca/