Adaptive Equipment

Sinclair maintains a variety of adaptive equipment available for use by students with disabilities.

This equipment is set up each term in the locations where it is needed by specific students. Sinclair has integrated fully accessible adapted computer stations in various labs across campus.

You should discuss your needs for the upcoming term with your Disability Services counselor at least two weeks prior to the start of the term. Keep in mind that some adaptive equipment installations may take additional lead time to arrange and may require as much as eight weeks lead time.

Available adaptive equipment includes:

  • Voice output for computers (screen reader software with sound card)
  • Computer screen enlargement software and large monitors
  • Mouse alternatives such as trackballs, touchpads and joysticks
  • Ergonomic and other special keyboards
  • FM loop assistive listening devices
  • Closed-circuit TV magnification systems
  • Alternative classroom furniture, including adjustable height desks
  • Braille translator software with embosser and Braille labeler
  • Voice recognition software for computer input
  • Tactile image enhancer
  • Alternative keyboard arrangements for single-hand typing

Some equipment, such as hand-held magnifiers, tape recorders, electronic spelling aids and wrist rests are considered personal equipment. The Department of Disability Services (DDS) can help you identify sources for such equipment.

If you are a client of the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) or Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation, check with your agency counselor about assistance in purchasing equipment. See Recommended Links for exploring adaptive equipment.