Student DSS Resources


Guides, Handbooks, and Forms

Procedures and Guidelines

Academic Support

  • Online Tutoring
    Free 24/7 online tutoring and homework help for California students.

Alternate Media, Inclusive Technology, and High Tech Center

Alternate Media Applications

TitlePlatformDescription  Price
FusionWindowsJAWS and ZoomText comboFree to Cypress College students registered with DSS and taking classes.  
Kurzweil 3000 / 1000Windows/MAC Standalone and web versionsE-text reader, comprehensive study tool (Scan, Read, Write)Free to Cypress College students registered with DSS and taking classes.  
JAWSWindowsScreen readerOn-site license. Free to Cypress College students registered with DSS and taking classes.  
ZoomTextWindowsMagnificationOn-site license free to Cypress College students registered with DSS and taking classes.  

Inclusive Technology

Mobile Apps

TitlePlatformDescriptionPrice
Seeing AIiPhone/iPadReads text from camera, identifies product barcodes Recognizes currencyFree
Be My EyesiOS/AndroidAllows blind/low vision individuals to receive ssistance through someone via a video callFree
Voice Dream ReaderiPhone/iPADCan read and highlight text from various file types (DOCS,PDF,TXT) Can also scan in documents with optional Scanner app.Paid
BlindSquareiOSHelps users navigate areas and identify points of interest$39.99
TalkbackAndroidScreen Reader built into Android phoneBuilt in accessibility feature
VoiceOveriOSScreen Reader built into iPhoneBuilt in accessibility feature

Web and Mobile App Resources

TitlePlatformDescriptionPrice
Natural ReaderWindows/MAC/iOS/GoogleReads content from the webFree/paid for advanced features
Ghost ReaderMACE-Text Reader/Writing Tool15-Day Trial
EquatioWindows/MAC/iOS/AndroidMath equation creatorPaid
Read AloudGoogle ChromeWeb based text readerFree
Accessible Periodic TableWindowsWorks with screen reading softwareFree  
Otter Web Based NotetakingWindows/iOS  Compatible with MAC, must use Chrome browserRecord lecture, auto-generates text transcription of lecture, insert comments/pictures into notesFree (600 min per month), $9.99 (6,000 min per month)

Cypress College High Tech Center in DSS

All students who are registered with DSS have access to our High Tech computer lab during normal business hours. All computers are equipped with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Reader. Adaptive software/hardware is also available. This includes:

  • Zoomtext Screen Magnification
  • JAWS Screen Reading
  • Kurzweil 1000
  • Kurzweil 3000 (student account login)
  • Scanners
  • Mini-Keyboards
  • CCTV

Accessibility Resources