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UAF Office of Disability Services
Whitaker Building, Room 208
612 N. Chandalar
PO Box 755590
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5590
Phone: (907) 474-5655
TTY: (907) 474-1827
Fax: (907) 474-5688
Disability Services E-mail:

Supported Software Information

Dolphin EasyReader 6.01

Some advantages of this application are:

  • Ease of use:
    • With EasyReader, opening a book is as simple as opening the reader, and clicking on the CD.
  • Clarity of voice:
    • Most users complain that ZoomText and Adobe's Screen Readers sound "robotic". Dolphin's software has a higher audio quality, and better recognition.
  • Mobility:
    • Assistive Technology will be able to offer this software as "Take-home," so it can be used on home computers or loaned laptops.

ZoomText 9.18

Offers the ability to view any document or image with variable levels of magnification along with basic document reading abilities.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10

Speak into a headset and Dragon Naturally Speaking will convert your voice into text, replacing the hours of typing required when writing research projects and reports

Jaws 9.0

This screen reading software incorporates a synthesized voice, which reads aloud desktop icons, documents, spreadsheets, file names, websites, emails, instant messages, and virtually any other text appearing on your monitor.

» Jaws

TypeWell Transcriber

TypeWell is a transcription system that allows students with hearing impairments, through the use of a hearing transcriber and a laptop computer, to receive a meaning-for-meaning transcription of what is said in the classroom. The students read the transcription in real-time from a second computer and have the ability to type questions and comments to the transcriber during class. They can even take their own notes on the reader laptop. For more information on this service, please visit Disability Services Accommodations.

Need more information?

To view a demonstration of software listed above, contact UAF Disability Services at or (907)474-5655 to arrange an appointment.