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Assistive Technology

Campus-Wide Resources

Kurzweil 3000 and Firefly

Kurzweil 3000, a powerful text-to-speech and study aid program, is available to all current Hampshire students, faculty, or staff. Our site-wide Kurzweil license includes Mac and Windows versions as well as access to the web-based "Firefly" product, which can be used online or on an iPad. Students using Kurzweil can access the program on their own personal computers. Kurzweil 3000 also has a built-in free library of classic literature.

Learn more and register

Online File Conversion Service

The Robobraille file converter is also available to the entire Hampshire community. It does a great job of converting documents into accessible formats with computer-readable text. It converts many different file types into a variety of formats: for example, from a PDF to a text-to-speech MP3 audio file.

Convert a File

Accommodation-related Technologies

If you are in need of specific assistive technology for a documented disability, please visit our disclosure and accommodation request page to learn more.

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Hampshire College
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Amherst, MA 01002
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