Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, or product system used to increase, maintain, or improve access for individuals with disabilities
Voice recognition system (Dragon Naturally Speaking/Voice Express) – allows students to write by simply speaking to a computer system that is programmed to recognize their voices. Particularly helpful to: students with motor disabilities and students with learning disabilities.
Where can I find assistive technology at BMCC?
BMCC has set-up a centralized computer lab dedicated to assistive technology and meeting the needs of students with disabilities. This lab is located in room N-764. Technical assistance and help is available from Office of Accessibility staff. The hours of the lab vary each semester. Students should contact O.A for current lab hours of operation.
BMCC's Commitment to Assistive Technology (AT):
Assistive technology is a rapidly evolving field, with innovative AT solutions constantly emerging. In the effort to provide students with the most effective AT solutions, BMCC is committed to consistently upgrading its AT resources. Please periodically check with O.A to learn about its latest improvements to BMCC’s AT resources.
To determine reasonable accommodations, Office of Accessibility may seek information from appropriate college personnel regarding essential standards for courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. The director makes the final determinations of reasonable accommodations in collaboration with the student and faculty as warranted.
Requesting Assistive Technology (AT) in your classrooms or lab:
Students must complete and submit the Request for Assistive Technology in the Classroom/Labs Form.
Students are advised to submit these requests at the time of registration and must allow three weeks for assistive technology to be installed.
Office of Accessibility
199 Chambers Street, Room N360
New York, NY 10007
77 Harrison Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8180
Fax: (212) 220-1264
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Marcos Gonzalez, Director