CATE Lab Services

The CATE Lab, as part of the DRC, provides space for students registered with the DRC for testing accommodations, to take exams and quizzes outside of the classroom. This is necessary when the classroom environment presents barriers to students fully demonstrating what they have learned. This environment includes: low distraction, access to screen readers, voice dictation software and use of a computer to type answers.

Find out more about testing in the CATE Lab.

Available Equipment

The CATE Lab provides the following equipment:

  • PC desktop computers
  • Adaptive OCR scanners for use by persons with reading impairments
  • Speech output on virtually each system
  • Large print software for Dyslexia
  • Laser printers
  • Braille printers
  • Single switch access
  • Voice recognition systems
  • Touch window access
  • Adaptive Internet access
  • Adaptive input devices
  • Closed-circuit TVs (CCTVs)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Tactile pictures and maps production
  • Infrared units
  • Electronic Braille tutors
  • Large screen monitors
  • Ergonomic furniture and devices
  • Kurzweil 3000 OCR software (Available in the Student Center computer lab.)
  • Dragon Dictate and Kurzweil software (Available in the Bonisteel Technology lab in 205 Porter.)