Consistent with Baruch College’s mission of access and excellence in post-secondary education, Student Disability Services (SDS) provides assistive technology to allow students to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Our staff will assess students’ assistive technology needs and match the appropriate technology to maximize their full potential.
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology is specifically designed to be used by individuals with disabilities to increase or maintain their functional capabilities. Assistive technology can be either hardware or computer software, or an app running on a mobile device.
Examples of Assistive Technologies:
- Text-to-speech software that tracks and highlights text as the text is read aloud to those with cognitive disabilities
- Screen reading software that reads text on the computer screen to blind individuals
- Screen magnification software that enlarges text and images for low vision users
- Speech recognition software to assist individuals who have limited or no use of a keyboard or mouse when entering information into a computer
- Alternative mice and keyboards utilized by those with physical or motor impairments
- Personal FM system used by individuals who are hard of hearing
Assistive Technology by Disability
The assistive technology listed under each of the categories below is not a complete list. Other assistive technology software and devices are available.
For additional information about assistive technology throughout the City University of New York (CUNY), please visit the CUNY Assistive Technology Services (CATS) website.