Learning Resources

TASC - Adaptive Technology Supports

The TASC provide a variety of computerized adaptive technologies to help provide accommodations for students with special needs. With equipment and software, we offer special services for students with physical (psycho-motor, visual, aural) limitations as well as supports that assist LD students.

Due to noise issues in TASC, the adaptive technologies workstation was moved to the IDEA Center in Room D-201. The station is ADA-compatible with an adjustable work surface. The hardware includes a 21" high-resolution monitor, large-key keyboard, large trackball mouse, and a scanner. Some of the available programs are listed below. To learn more about the specific resources, or to arrange to preview and use them, stop by the IDEA Center, or call Amanda Caffary at (860) 215.9295.

Adaptive Technologies Available

  • Kurzweil 3000 - Text-to-speech software that is also a comprehensive reading, writing and learning software solution for struggling readers, including individuals with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder or those who are English Language Learners. More Information
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking - Speech-to-text software that recognizes and creates text from natural continuous speech. Talk to a PC through a microphone and your words appear immediately on the screen and in your document. More Information