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Office of Accessibility Services

Elliott Union 224
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4421
Fax: 660.543.4724


Kurzweil Reader

A PC-based reading system for blind or visually impaired. Documents are scanned then spoken aloud using text-to-speech.

IBM PC Dedicated to Open Book and ZoomText

Open-Book is a software, only optical character recognition system.  Features accuracy, automatic orientation detection, de-skewing, automatic contract, control and other features.  Supports voice output and Braille displays for access to scanned text.  Zoom-Text for Windows is a screen magnifier (2X to 16X).

IBM PC Dedicated to Window Bridge

32-bit Windows screen reader for the blind, supporting both synthetic speech and/or Braille output.  Provides access to the Internet as well as thousands of Windows application.

Voyager XL by V-Tek

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera on movable viewing table that magnifies printed text.  Stand-alone.

Books on Tape

Most basic voice output technology.  Library currently owns 76 audio-books according to LUIS system.  

Assistive Listening Devices

The University presently has assistive listening devices in JCKL Flexible Classrooms, Union Ballroom, Wood Auditorium, Science Auditorium, Lovinger Auditorium, Hendricks Hall, and the Multi-Purpose Building Arena.  There is one additional portable unit. 

Dragon Dictate Voice Recognition Software 

It is a large vocabulary, speaker adaptive voice recognition dictation system capable of recognizing up to 120,000 words.  It allows free form dictation into most text-based applications.  It also allows full mouse movement as well as text and numerical dictation and complete formatting, all by voice, completely hands free.