|DSPS - Assistive Technology Center|
Frequently Asked Questions
Hardware and Software
Students with qualifying disabilities verified by a DSPS teacher specialist are eligible to use the ATC. Students must have a current student educational contract (SEC). Faculty and staff who are interested in making their course content or other educational materials more accessible may also use the ATC.
The ATC is where you can learn to use assistive technology to overcome a disability related functional limitation. If you are in need of academic support, PCC offers tutoring at the learning assistance center in D300, upstairs from the ATC.
Tutoring is offered on a walk-in basis for various transfer subjects. Students with declared career and technical majors may receive group tutoring in any of their major-related courses as well as support for most transfer subjects. The Learning Assistance Center has eight full-time staff and approximately forty student assistants who assist in various shifts throughout the week.
D208: A, B, and C, are small private rooms in the ATC. They are on reserve for assistive technology training and test accommodations. Please enquire whether any of these rooms are vacant if you wish to use them. DSP&S also maintains a small assistive technology room in the library, LL214. It is large enough for 3 students. To use the room, you must present your current SEC to the circulation desk.
Hardware and Software
If you are a Kurzweil 3000® user, and think you will benefit from using Kurzweil 3000 on your Windows® computer at home, please follow the steps listed below.
To download Kurzweil version 12:
First check the system requirements to make sure it is compatible with your system by going to
If you determine your computer is capable of running this version of Kurzweil, select the below link to download the program.
If you are a Kurzweil 3000® user and you think you will benefit from having Kurzweil 3000® on your own Mac ®, please follow the steps listed below to download and install the Kurzweil 3000 web license.
To download Kurzweil 3000® for Mac
First, check to make sure Kurzweil 3000 is compatible with your Mac by checking The system requirementspage on the Kurzweil website. If you determine your computer is compatible with Kurzweil 3000 ® you can download the program by selecting the below link.
To check out a device from the Assistive Technology Center, you must have a current student educational contract, SEC, indicating the device to be checked out and have a signed Assistive Technology Loan agreement on file with the assistive technology specialist. You can download a copy of the AT loan agreement in word format by choosing the link below. Please download the AT loan agreement to your computer, fill it out, and return it to the assistive technology specialist. AT Loan Agreement You can either print the form and return it to room D208 or e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org Note: all devices are loaned on a first come, first serve, basis. Completing this form does not guarantee the availability of the device.