Answered By: Christopher Jimenez
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2021     Views: 283

The Computer Assistive Technology (CAT) Labs/Rooms located on the 2nd floor of the Green Library (across from The Hub) and the 1st floor of the Hubert Library are private rooms available by request. Each is equipped with Dell 24" All-in-One PCs on PANTHER with built-in speakers and special hardware and software designed to support students with disabilities. Available hardware and software include:

  • HD Transformer CCTV for magnification

  • MAGIc screen magnification app

  • FSReader book reader app

  • JAWS Screen Reading app: program that reads aloud the content of the screen and provides users with a unique set of tools for navigating Web pages and all screen content.

The computers are also equipped with standard software and hardware such as:

  • Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
  • Microsoft Office 2019 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Windows Media Player
  • CD Drive
  • Image and Document Scanner

The rooms accommodate 2 students. Each room has LED lighting, LVP hard flooring, swivel rolling chairs, and height-adjustable desks.

To use a CAT Lab, you must first register with FIU's Disability Resource Center. Once you have registered, present your FIU ID at the Access Services (Checkout) Desk on the 2nd floor of the Green Library and/or 1st floor of the Hubert Library to pick up a CAT Lab key.

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