Minimum Lab Requirements

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The following table represents the CUNY Assistive Technology Services (CATS)  recommendations for assistive technology labs throughout CUNY campuses.

CLASSROOM LAB / INSTRUCTIONAL – 10% OF WORKSTATION PER LAB

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTIONUTILIZATION BY DISABILITYCATS RECOMMENDATION
Height Adjustable TableWheelchairSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Monitor – 24″ Or LargerVisual DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Computer – i5, RAM 8GB Minimum 16GB PreferredAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Accessible pay-to-print workstationAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Screen Magnification SoftwareLow VisionZoomText Magnifier / Reader
Reading & Writing SoftwareLearning Disabilities, Visual DisabilitiesKurzweil 3000 / Read and Write Gold
Reading & Writing SoftwareBlindKurzweil 1000 / OpenBook
Screen Reading SoftwareBlindJAWS for Windows
HeadphonesAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
 CCTV (Contact CATS for Quantity) Visual DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon Request 

COMPUTING CENTER AND/OR LIBRARY – 10% OF WORKSTATIONS

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTIONUTILIZATION BY DISABILITYCATS RECOMMENDATION
Table – Height adjustableWheelchairSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Monitor – 24″ or larger Visual DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Computer – i5, RAM 8GB Minimum 16GB PreferredAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Accessible pay-to-print workstationAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Screen Magnification SoftwareVisual DisabilitiesZoomText Magnifier/Reader
Screen Reading SoftwareBlindJAWS for Windows
Reading & Writing SoftwareLearning Disabilities, Visual DisabilitiesKurzweil 1000 / OpenBook
Reading & Writing SoftwareBlindKurzweil 1000
ScannerAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
HeadphonesAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
CCTV (Contact CATS for Quantity)Visual DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request

SPECIALIZED LAB FOR STUDENTS w/ DISABILITIES – ALL WORKSTATIONS

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTIONUTILIZATION BY DISABILITYCATS RECOMMENDATION
Table – height adjustableWheelchairSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Monitors -24″ or largerVisual DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Computer – i5 or better, RAM 8GB Minimum 16GB PreferredAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Accessible pay-to-print workstationAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Screen Magnification SoftwareVisual DisabilitiesZoomText Magnifier / Reader
Screen Reading SoftwareBlindJAWS for Windows
Reading & Writing SoftwareLearning Disabilities, Visual DisabilitiesKurzweil 3000 / Read&Write Gold
Reading & Writing SoftwareBlindKurzweil 1000 / OpenBook
ScannerAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
HeadphonesAllSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
CCTV (Contact CATS for Quantity)Visual DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Optical Character Recognition Program (for E-text production)AllABBYY FineReader
DAISY Reader Software for RFB&DLearning Disabilities, Visual DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Voice Recognition SoftwareAllDragon NaturallySpeaking
Headset – For Voice RecognitionAllAndrea, Plantronics or Nuance Recommended

SOME ADDITIONAL A/T TO SUPPLY UPON REQUEST

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTIONUTILIZATION BY DISABILITYCATS RECOMMENDATION
Audio Book Player (DAISY)Learning Disabilities, Visual DisabilitiesAny RFB&D model or Humanware Stream
Braille Devices; embosser, writer, refreshable display, etc…BlindSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Alternative input devices; trackball, joystick, touchpad, etc…Physical DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Keyboard OverlayPhysical DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
FM SystemHearing DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request
Note Taking DevicesLearning DisabilitiesLiveScribe Pulse Pen, Recorders
Large print keyboardVisual DisabilitiesSpecifications provided by CATS upon request