SSWD Assistive Technology Lab (ATL)


The primary purpose of the ATL is to determine the assistive computer technology that would best meet the needs of the individual student with print disabilities to further academic success. Individualized instruction in the use of that technology is provided along with ongoing support. For an overview of the ATL, see Assistive Technology Lab Power Point.

The Alternative Media Production Unit is also housed in the ATL (AIRC 2010). This unit converts instructional materials into digital format, enlargements, braille, tactile graphics, etc. Please see the Alternative Media Production Unit tab.


BLIND: JAWS (screen reader), Kurzweil 1000 (scan/read), Open Book (scan /read)

LOW VISION: Zoomtext/Read (screen magnifier), Optelec (CCTV, Acrobat HD (portable CCTV), Kurzweil 3000 (scan/read)

MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS: Dragon NaturallySpeaking (speech to text), Kurzweil 3000 (scan/read), adjustable workstations, ergonomic keyboards, wrist and arm supports

LEARNING DISABILITIES: Kurzweil 3000 (scan/read), Mind View (organizational), Dragon NaturallySpeaking (speech to text), Livescribe Echo pen (notetaking)

The following tutorials for JAWS screen reader users on My SacSate, Student Center and SacCt are available from the Assistive Technology Lab tab provided.

Please note that for students who need basic computer training (e.g. Microsoft Word) or training on standard Sacramento State software (e.g. My Sac State, SacCT, Student Center), small group training is now available for all Sacramento State students through the Academic Technology Student Support

Thank you to Jean Wells who produced and directed this video for the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative, students from California State University Long Beach who demonstrated the technology, and the SFSU Adaptive Technology Program for the video link.


A Sacramento State student who has provided documented verification of a disability to Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) and demonstrates a need to use assistive computer hardware/software or equipment is eligible for services upon referral from an SSWD counselor/specialist. For more information about eligibility contact SSWD (916-278-6955).


The ATL is located in the Academic Information Resource Center (AIRC) and includes the supported student lab (AIRC 2011), training lab (AIRC 2010) and alternative production unit (AIRC 2010). General business hours are Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:45 pm. For more information, please call the ATL at (916) 278-7915 or e-mail Please see the High Tech Center Lab Policy in SSWD Office Policies & Procedures.

Mailing Address:

Assistive Technology Lab - Services to Students with Disabilities
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6042

Please contact if you encounter any problems accessing the SSWD website or need to request this information in alternate formats.