Disability Services Accommodations
Northcentral Technical College provides academic accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education.
Pre-approval is required to use these accommodations. An accommodation plan needs to be created in Starfish before accommodations can be used. Disability Services staff is able to alert your instructors in each of your courses of your approved accommodations in Starfish on an ongoing basis each semester.
This accommodation allows a student to “listen” to books or class material with either text–to-speech (TTS) software or with speech-output equipment. (It is recommended that requests be made 4 weeks in advance)
Accommodations can be provided for a variety of testing situations at NTC including admissions, program and GED guidance. (Requests must be made 3 business days in advance)
This accommodation allows a student to obtain a Smartpen or recorder. These tools can assist with notetaking and record audio from class lectures. (Requests must be made 2 business days in advance)
Approved accommodations are not required to use these resources.
NaturalReader is a text to speech software that converts text into spoken words. Natural Reader will read text to the user and can convert text from websites as well as PDF files, Microsoft Word files, and eBooks.
Assistive Technology Database
The website for Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program features a searchable database of assistive technologies. The technologies can be sorted by purpose, price, or operating system.