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Disabilty Technology Services: Accessibility Technology Services

Disability Services Provided by HACC (HACC  >  StudentServices  >  Student Access (formerly Disability) Services)

Accessing Services

The Student Access (formerly Disability) Services Department provides reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and support services. We provide these services to students with documented disabilities. We base these services on the student's disability documentation, functional limitations and an intake process.

Some services that may be provided based on functional limitations include:

  • Exam accommodations including extended time and use of adaptive technology
  • Alternative media including texts on tape/CD, e-text and Braille
  • Access to class notes
  • Sign language interpreters/real-time captioning
  • Access to TTY equipment
  • Assistive technology including the following software programs: JAWS, Zoom Text, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and Open Book
  • Disability counseling and advocacy
  • Adaptive furniture
  • Books Should Be Free  
    "Books Should Be Free" makes the world's public-domain audio books available for browsing in a visual and entertaining way. Books are browsable by their cover and include fiction, nonfiction, children's books, classics, and more.
  • LibriVox  
    LibriVox provides free audio books from the public domain. There are several options for listening. Audio books are available in several formats, such as mp3, ogg, and more.
  • Project Gutenberg- The Audio Books Project  
    Project Gutenberg makes audio e-books available in two different categories: human-read and computer-generated. These files can be very large, so are not good for modems or other low-speed connection.

Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities.

When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality.


How to Enlarge a Webpage

This brief video will demonstrate how to enlarge a web page

  • in both Firefox and Internet Explorer
  • by using a mouse wheel and by using the onscreen text size tool


More Web-based Accessibility Tools

Web-based tools
Screen Readers
Additional Tools and Resources