Learning Devices and Textbooks for Students with Disabilities
Angelo State University works to ensure that our students with disabilities have available to them the learning devices and resources they need to be successful in the classroom. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs if you have questions about any device or resource listed below.
Go Mic by Samson is a portable USB microphone for recording class lectures.
Livescibe 4GB Echo SmartPen allows you to record up to 400 hours of audio or write thousands of pages of notes and store them. Play back information by tapping pen on a notepad. Notes can also be downloaded onto a computer.
Motiva Personal FM Wireless Listening System from Williams Sound allows you to overcome background noise, reverberation or distance from the sound source. This system has a transmitter and microphone that picks up sound and broadcasts it through a receiver and earphone. The receiver can pick up broadcasts up to 150 feet away.
Ruby Handheld Video Magnifier by Freedom Scientific is a hand-held video magnifier that lets you magnify printed text and objects at 2-14 times the object’s actual size.
Sony Digital Recorder allows you to record lectures. This recorder has a maximum recording time of 1,073 hours and allows you to easily transfer files to your PC or Mac.
Victor Reader Vibe by Humanware is a digital talking book player. It is designed to play highly structured books, such as reference works, textbooks and leisure reading materials, which are formatted in the DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) format.
Textbooks may be provided to students with a qualified disability in CD or E-Text format. Follow these steps to obtain accessible-format textbooks:
- Once you register for courses, get a list of your textbooks with the title, author, publisher, edition and ISBN Number for each book from the ASU Bookstore, either online or in the store. Textbook information can be obtained from professors or online in RamPort.
- Notify the Office of Student Affairs to request assistance in identifying books in an audio format. Some services used are Learning Ally, Bookshare and Access Text Network. Students may choose to apply for these memberships on their own, or, in some cases, membership may be provided through the Office of Student Affairs.
- The ASU Bookstore can provide books in an alternate format on some occasions. Feel free to contact the store directly at 325-942-2335 regarding alternate formats for textbooks.