University of Manoa Center of Disability Studies Training

By Karen Kane, Disability Services Counselor

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Disability Studies came to train the district representatives of the Big Island Department of Education, Special Education on the two types of technology our college students are using for their accommodations.

The Kurzweil is a screen reader that the students scan their book chapters and it reads out loud. Using earphones as the words are highlighted. The Dragon Naturally Speaking is voice activated where students are speaking into a microphone and the words go on a computer. This accommodates our students with reading and writing disabilities.

The following photos shows Hawaii Community College students with disabilities training in our technology lab.
Training Lab Photos

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