New license covers university IT for blind and low-vision users

U-M Information and Technology Services (ITS) maintains licenses for assistive technology software. U-M faculty, staff, and students across all four campuses get unlimited installations of JAWS (screen reader), ZoomText (magnifier), and Fusion (a combo of JAWS and ZoomText), which are necessary tools and accommodations for people who are blind or have low vision. They are currently available on all public Campus Computing Sites Windows computers, and you can download them to your MiWorkspace Windows computer via the Software Center or to your personal Windows computer via U-M Google Drive.

ITS provides access to other accessibility hardware and software as well, including the text-to-speech software Read&Write for Mac and Windows. Learn more about the accessibility resources you have access to as a member of the U-M community.

For assistance or questions about U-M’s accessibility software and hardware, fill out the ITS-Assistive Tech Assistance TeamDynamix form.