Auxiliary Aid

An auxiliary aid might include adaptive equipment, assistive technology, electronic textbooks or books in alternative formats, computers for testing, etc. The following software is available to Oglethorpe students who qualify:

  • Windows Magnifier: Turns your mouse into a magnifier
  • Microsoft ReadAloud: A very powerful text-to-speech app which can read aloud web pages, news, documents, books or your own custom contents.
  • Natural Readers: Converts text files to multiple standard audio formats, including mp3 and wave.
  • Ultimate Talking Dictionary: Includes an unabridged dictionary and thesaurus. Also available for Mac.
  • Accessible PDF: Read PDFs with the colors and fonts you want
  • Microsoft Cortana: Default voice pre-installed on Windows 10 devices (phones, tablets, PCs)
  • ScreenRuler: Strip magnifier that highlights and magnifies screen in a horizontal band
  • Talking Calculator: Large keys and contrasting colors that displays your entries and results as you work.
  • Scan and Read Pro: Full-powered scanning application with full voice capabilities
  • Worksheet Wizard: Learning tool optimized to work with worksheets and forms
  • Write Now: Universal writing tool optimized for working with online or proprietary applications
  • PDF Builder: Easily create and manipulate PDF files.
  • Text Cloner Pro: Scanning package designed to work with screen readers.
  • ClaroReader for PC and Mac: Reads text as you highlight, including PDFs and Word Documents
  • PDF Equalizer: Use to open and read PDF files
  • Literacy Productivity Pack: Suite of applications that provide support for reading and writing (Includes PDF Equalizer)
  • Learning Ally Audio App for iOS and Android: Listen to audio on CDs on your mobile devices.
  • Learning Ally LINK: Use to open and listen to audio on CDs.

Title III of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 dictates that an institution must make reasonable academic adjustments, provide auxiliary aids and/or services for those individuals with a qualified disability who self identify. To determine reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids and/or services, Academic Success staff will seek current documentation of the student’s disorder/impairment, as well as, information from appropriate University personnel regarding essential standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. A reasonable academic adjustment is one that does not require a substantial change in the curriculum or alter any of the essential elements or functions of the course, program, service, or activity. Academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services are determined on a case-by-case basis and course-by-course basis.