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High Tech Center

High Tech Center

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Laney DSPS High Tech Center  (HTC) 
Location:  Building E, Room 261.
Phone: (510) 464-3427
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 8AM -5PM; Friday 8AM to 12PM

Purpose of the High Tech Center: 

  • To provide access to adaptive computer systems for persons with learning challenges.
  • To assist students in the transition to college level academic and vocational classes.


HTC Software Resources:

The High Tech Center offers instruction in the use of adaptive software and equipment, including speech recognition, screen reading, image enlarging, Braille display, adaptive keyboards, and the following software applications:

  • ClaroRead
  • Sonocent
  • Smart Pens
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (dictation)
  • Google Docs/Voice Typing
  • JAWS (screen reading software)
  • Kurzweil  3000 (scan and read software to assist persons with reading difficulties)
  • ZoomText (screen enlargement program)


Contact Information: 

Sidney Wong, Instructor, sswong@peralta.edu

Paula Schoenecker, Instructor, pschoenecker@peralta.edu

Kim Cael, Instructional Assistant, kcael@peralta.edu

Computer Lab Rules

Click here to see the rules for use of the HTC computer lab.