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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Assistive Technology

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A variety of assistive technology is available for student use. Materials are checked out at Accessibility Resources. Charges for unreturned materials will be assessed through the Office of Business Affairs.

  • FM System—This device is available for students who are hard of hearing or have a central auditory processing disorder.  It includes a microphone for the instructor and headphone speakers for the student. 
  • Speech to Text Technology--Accessibility Resources has a web license for software (Kurzweil) that enables users to have text on their personal computer read to them. 
  • Text to Speech Technology —Accessibility Resources has dictation software (Dragon Naturally Speaking) that allows students to verbally dictate their course work and the computer types the dictation into text.
  • Video Relay Service(VRS) --- provides ASL interpreter for phone communication.  Located on the first floor of the CSU - next to Ostrander Auditorium entrance.


The ADA Workstation on the main floor of the Memorial Library has the following technology available:  accessible computer station, JAWS, Kurzweil, Zoomtext, scanner, and an Optelec video magnifier.  Call 389-5064 to obtain operating hours.

The   Academic Computer Center (Wissink Hall 117) has the following technology available:  accessible computer station, JAWS, Kurzweil.  Call 389-5160 to obtain operating hours.