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Assistive Technology (AT)

Learn more about Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) is a device, software, or equipment that helps you work around your challenges in order to learn better. AT tools can be high-tech or low-tech, but they all allow you to use your strengths to overcome a particular challenge, which fosters independence and encourages you to rely less on others to accomplish your work. 

Cambrian offers a wide range of AT and training in order to provide students with challenges to be as successful as possible. 


Read&Write is a customizable toolbar for PC and Mac that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications like MS Word and popular web browsers. Cambrian College has a license for Read&Write which allows students to have the software installed on their personal computers for at-home use (PC and Mac and Chrome).

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OneNote is a great organizational system where you can store all of your notes, lists, to-do items — everything that you need to keep track of in one place, and you probably already have it in your bank of programs!

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Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is a scanning, reading and studying tool often used by people who have learning disabilities.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium

“Dragon” is a computer speech recognition program that allows people to talk to their computers and have their speech turned into text. When purchasing this program always get the premium version. Here are some additional resources:

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Inspiration is used to create pictorial or graphical ways to organize information. This method is also known as mind mapping, concept mapping and webbing. – A resource site about graphic organizing.

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