Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology refers to any item or equipment to improve the access and capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Campus Computing Labs

Accessibility software is available in six campus computing labs.  This software includes:  JAWS, MAGic and Kurzweil 3000.  Headphones are not provided.  In addition, a Braille Embosser is available for student use in the Hillman Library computing lab. 

Students can also access this software through the Pitt IT Virtual Lab, which enables individuals to remotely access lab software and resources that would be used while sitting in a Pitt IT Student Computing Lab on campus. The convenience of the Virtual Lab is that the software can be accessed from any location, using almost any computer or mobile device, at any time of day. For more information, please visit Pitt IT Virtual Lab.

For information on how to modify your display preferences and Student Center information (PeopleSoft) with assistive technology, please visit Pitt IT's technology accessibility page.

Free Text-to- Speech Software

Students who utilize print materials in an alternative formats should consider downloading free text-to-speech software, including the following:

Further information about accessible technology resources and support can be found under digital accessibility.