Adaptive Technology Lab

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Computers in the Adaptive Technology Lab


Deering Library, Music Listening Center Lab, 2nd floor

Number of Computers

Two (2) (Windows 7, Macintosh)

Hours of Operation

Call the NU Services for Students with Disabilities office at 847-467-5530

Other Hardware

  • Trackball - Windows workstation
  • Two (2) Scanners

The office for Services for Students with Disabilities has a Braille Embosser available for students if required.
Headsets for use with Dragon Naturally speaking and Dragon Dictate also available.


Operating System

  • Windows 7
  • Macintosh

Computer Software

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 12 (text-to-speech software that allows students to dictate their papers)
  • Dragon Dictate for Mac
  • ZoomText
  • MAGic 6.2 (enlarges everything on the screen)
  • Jaws 15 for Windows (reads everything on the computer screen)
  • Read and Write Gold - Text to Speech