Accessibility & Assistive Technology


CUNY is dedicated to providing accessible electronic and information technologies. At the Graduate Center, there are a variety of tools available to all students. The software on this list is available on public/student workstations at the GC, is accessible through Office 365, or can be used on your personal computer.

Speech-to-Text Software

Windows Speech Recognition

macOS Dictation

  • Dictation and verbal commands
  • Guide


  • Dictation function of Office 365
  • Guide

Voice Typing

  • Dictation function of Google Docs
  • Guide

Screen Reading & Text-to-Speech Software

Windows Narrator

macOS Voiceover

  • OSX built-in screen reader
  • Guide

Acrobat Reader


Screen Enlargement Software

Windows Magnifier

macOS Zoom

  • Screen Enlargement
  • Guide

Other Accessibility Resources

Assistive Technology on Campus

Student Disability Services--with the support of IT and CUNY Assistive Technology Services (CATS)--provides specialized software for students with documented disabilities. The software on this list is available on dedicated workstations in the library and for use on a personal computer by registered students.

  • JAWS
  • ZoomText
  • Fusion
  • Kurzweil 3000
    • Kz3k is available for installation on a student's personal computer and for in-browser reading.
    • Contact the Manager of Student Disability Services to create an account.

For more information:

Contact Student Disability Services

Clare Wilson

Manager of Student Disability Services
Graduate Center
Room 7301.02

Phone 212-817-7413