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Student Disability Services

How to Use Access Technologies

Here is information on using access technologies located on the Ithaca campus. If you would like to see information about a particular access software not listed, please let us know.

Dragon Natuarally Speaking and Dragon Dictate
Dragon Naturally Speaking and Dragon Dictate for Mac are speech recognition programs that turns spoken language into text. It also allows users to perform many computer tasks by speaking voice commands. Use Dragon to dictate documents, send emails and text-messages, and navigate your computer. To find out more about Dragon and other Nuance software, visit

Premier Literacy
Premier Literacy is a suite of software technologies used by people with learning disabilities. Premier includes software to read text out loud, convert material to MP3, and includes study features such as highlighting and note-taking. To learn more about Premier, you can visit their website at

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