Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College

Assistive Technology on campus

AT Applications

Inspiration Software

A powerful visual learning tool that inspires students to organize their thinking. Use the Diagram view to dynamically create and modify concept maps, webs, and other graphical organizers. Inspiration's integrated Outline view enables students to quickly prioritize and rearrange ideas, helping them create clear, concise writing.
Inspiration Software can be found on 2 computers on the periodicals level of the library, 2 computers on the stacks level of the library, and 2 computers in Kollett Hall.

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is an innovative PC-based reading system that helps people with reading difficulties or learning differences to improve reading speed and comprehension. This software provides both an auditory and visual presentation of scanned text and images on the computer screen. This advanced yet easy-to-use system may be used as a compensatory aid for people with learning disabilities.
Kurzweil 3000 can be found on 1 computer on the periodicals level of the library.


NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpages, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player, Cell Phone, or iPod.
Natural Reader can be found on 2 computers on the stacks level of the library, 2 computers on the periodicals level, and 2 computers in Kollett Hall.


A T Application Locations

Kollett Center for Learning:
2 Dell computers with Inspiration, and Natural Reader software

Wallace Library:
(Located at the bottom of the staircase tower)
3 Dell computers with Inspiration and Natural Reader

(Located on the periodicals level)
1 Dell computer & scanner with Inspiration, Natural Reader, and Kurzweil 3000 software

For further information please contact Technology Support at 3900.

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