Adaptive Technology

The following are Adaptive Techonology available to registered students of the Office of Disability Services at William Paterson University:

William Paterson University Adaptive Technology

David & Lorraine Cheng Library

Adaptive Technology Lab

Room 105, Reference Department

Users must register at the Reference Desk

  • A Kurzweil Omni 1000 reading/scanning workstation
    • For individuals with visual impairments
  • A Kurzweil Omni 3000 reading/scanning workstation
    • For individuals with learning disabilities
  • Also available in the Atrium
    • Dragon Systems Naturally Speaking
    • Speech recognition software is available as a typing/writing tool
    • For students with hand or finger dexterity difficulty or students with learning difficulties that affect writing skills

Other Equipment:

  • Optelec video magnification system
  • David & Lorraine Cheng Library, Periodicals Department
  • Magnification approximately 4x to 100x
  • ZoomText software
  • Labs throughout campus
  • To assist individuals with visual impairments

Contact Disability Services for more information about other available adaptive equipment that can be checked out for the semester.


If you would like a textbook in an alternative format, please complete the Alternative Text Request Form located on line by clicking on the Forms Link.  Completed forms can be returned via email at