Inclusive Computing and Technology Lab

Resources available at the ICAT Lab include a variety of accessible software (e.g., text-to-speech, screen reading, dictation software), as well as adjustable standing desks. Printing is also available to all UCSC students. Technology Assistants are available in the ICAT to demo accessible software and answer questions about software and scanning.

Our five desktop computers are equipped with accessible software as well as Microsoft Office (word, powerpoint, spreadsheets). Our accessible software includes:

    • Kurzweil 3000
    • NaturalReader
    • Balabolka
    • Inspiration 9
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking
    • Read and Write Gold
    • Zoom Text
    • JAWS
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro IX

ICat Lab Rules

There is also a workstation located in 0337 McHenry Library with accessible technology available, and the software very closely represents what is available in the ICAT lab. Click here to reserve a slot in this room in McHenry.

Check out our other pages for mobile study apps and online AT resources!

Accessible Technology Guides

Created by some of our technology assistants, Wayne Ledgister, Halina Perez, and Antonio Calbo-Jackson,
here are guides for various accessible technology:

Meet the Technology Assistant Team!

Jose wearing a grey sweatshirt

Jose Ramos

Antonio in a blue button down shirt

Antonio Calbo-Jackson

Samantha wearing a grey sweater

Samantha Teo
gio in a black sweater with a white design
Giovanna Mireles 
Stephanie wearing a striped shirt with a black jacket
Stephanie Lin
Sarah wearing a white shirt and tan hat
Sarah Grace
Chris wearing a black sweater
Christopher Nelson
to be replaced later
Becky Benack