SUNY Cortland offers a variety of technologies that may help our students obtain equal access to College programs.
Our lab is reserved exclusively for students with disabilities, who may have access to it whenever Memorial Library is open. It includes five Windows PCs and one iMac, which are equipped with two scanners and the software listed below. It also has an Acrobat HD CCTV magnifier.
In addition to the Access Technology Lab, all students have access to the public labs around campus. Read&Write and ZoomText are installed on select work stations in computer labs and can be installed on others upon request.
We have a limited number of LiveScribe pens, FM hearing systems, mp3 players, and other hardware available for loan to qualified students. Students using LiveScribe pens or other audio recording devices should notify instructors or other parties that they are being recorded.
The College has a site license that allows all SUNY Cortland students to install Read&Write on their own computers. Its text-to-speech features are especially useful for those with dyslexia or low vision. Installation packages and instructions for this suite of reading, writing, research, and study tools are available for Mac and Windows. It is also available in the Access Technology Lab and on certain workstations in public computer labs.
This dictation software allows users to write on a computer by speaking into a microphone and is especially useful for those with limited mobility or certain learning disabilities. It is available in the Access Technology Lab.
ZoomText is a screen magnification software program that magnifies print from two to sixteen times in full screen and partial screen zoom windows and offers a variety of additional features to allow those with visual impairments to access Windows computers. It is available in the Access Technology Lab and on certain workstations in public computer labs.
As a Microsoft campus, every student at SUNY Cortland has access to the leading accessibility tools in Office 365.
Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman will meet with students individually to train them to use the access technologies that may best help them gain equal access to their coursework.
Some students with learning disabilities, blindness, or limited mobility may require textbooks in an alternate electronic format. See Reading Tools for more information.
Memorial Library Accessibility
Memorial Library provides a variety of tools and services to allow students equal access to all its offerings.
Automated captions are included in SUNY Cortland's Teams and Webex meetings. Captions are also provided in most library and course videos. Students who require 99% accurate captions may request them as an accommodation through Disability Resources to ensure the captions provide equal access.