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Each semester the Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides some assistive technology devices for students to check out on a limited basis. Some of the equipment available are:

Assistive Listening Devices -BRCC has Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) which can be loaned to students. An ALD is a system by which the student wears a head piece, similar to radio headphones, and the professor wears a small microphone. The professor's voice is then amplified for the student through the headphones. In order to receive an ALD, students should make this request known to an advisor in ODS.

Examples of Assistive Technology

Optilech Clearview Magnifier

Kurzweil 3000 and 1000

Large Monitors



Tape Recorders

Reading Pen

Carbon copy notebooks

Head phones

Talking Calculator

Note library (notes on disk from previous semester)

In addition, if “Oral Testing” is an accommodation recommended by the student’s doctor in their recommendations, Kurzweil Text to Speech Software is available (