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 DESCRIPTION UTILIZATION BY DISABILITY CATS RECOMMENDATION
Height Adjustable Table Wheelchair Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Monitor – 24″ Or Larger Visual Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Computer – i7, RAM 8GB Minimum 16GB Preferred All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Accessible pay-to-print workstation All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Screen Magnification Software Low Vision ZoomText Magnifier / Reader
Reading & Writing Software Learning Disabilities, Visual Disabilities Kurzweil 3000 / Read and Write Gold
Reading & Writing Software Blind Kurzweil 1000 / OpenBook
Screen Reading Software Blind JAWS for Windows
Headphones All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
 CCTV
(Contact CATS for Quantity)
 Visual Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon Request 

COMPUTING CENTER AND/OR LIBRARY – 10% OF WORKSTATIONS

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION UTILIZATION BY DISABILITY CATS RECOMMENDATION
Table – Height adjustable Wheelchair Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Monitor – 24″ or larger Visual Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Computer – i7, RAM 8GB Minimum 16GB Preferred All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Accessible pay-to-print workstation All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Screen Magnification Software Visual Disabilities ZoomText Magnifier/Reader
Screen Reading Software Blind JAWS for Windows
Reading & Writing Software Learning Disabilities, Visual Disabilities Kurzweil 1000 / OpenBook
Reading & Writing Software Blind Kurzweil 1000
Scanner All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Headphones All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
CCTV
(Contact CATS for Quantity)
Visual Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request

SPECIALIZED LAB FOR STUDENTS w/ DISABILITIES – ALL WORKSTATIONS

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION UTILIZATION BY DISABILITY CATS RECOMMENDATION
Table – height adjustable Wheelchair Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Monitors -24″ or larger Visual Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Computer – i7 or better, RAM 8GB Minimum 16GB Preferred All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Accessible pay-to-print workstation All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Screen Magnification Software Visual Disabilities ZoomText Magnifier / Reader
Screen Reading Software Blind JAWS for Windows
Reading & Writing Software Learning Disabilities, Visual Disabilities Kurzweil 3000 / Read&Write Gold
Reading & Writing Software Blind Kurzweil 1000 / OpenBook
Scanner All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Headphones All Specifications provided by CATS upon request
CCTV
(Contact CATS for Quantity)
Visual Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Optical Character Recognition Program (for E-text production) All ABBYY FineReader
DAISY Reader Software for RFB&D Learning Disabilities, Visual Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Voice Recognition Software All Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Headset – For Voice Recognition All Andrea, Plantronics or Nuance Recommended

SOME ADDITIONAL A/T TO SUPPLY UPON REQUEST

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION UTILIZATION BY DISABILITY CATS RECOMMENDATION
Audio Book Player (DAISY) Learning Disabilities, Visual Disabilities Any RFB&D model or Humanware Stream
Braille Devices; embosser, writer, refreshable display, etc… Blind Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Alternative input devices; trackball, joystick, touchpad, etc… Physical Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Keyboard Overlay Physical Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request
FM System Hearing Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request
Note Taking Devices Learning Disabilities LiveScribe Pulse Pen, Recorders
Large print keyboard Visual Disabilities Specifications provided by CATS upon request