Archive for the ‘DCP Lab’ Category

World Statistics Day in DCP Lab

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

World Statistics Day is Wednesday, October 20.  The ATS Stats Group, along with Data Archives and members of the UCLA library system, will celebrate this event by hosting an open house in the DCP and Stats Consulting Lab from 12 noon until 2 p.m.  During this time, DCP students will not be able to use the lab space, but we can make alternative arrangements for them if they come to the DCP office (MS 4909).

DCP Lab Upgrades

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Welcome to fall 2010!  The DCP and Stats Consulting Lab has had some equipment upgrades over the summer.  Come by to check out our faster machines running Windows 7, larger wide screen monitors, new scanner with auto-document feeder, and new laser printer that does duplexing (two-sided printing).  We also have a shiny new Mac mini with large wide screen monitor.  As always, our machines offer a variety of adaptive software, including Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and JAWS.

If you are new to UCLA and would like to take advantage of our services, register with the Office for Students with Disabilities, then contact us at dcp@oit.ucla.edu to setup an appointment.  We offer demo and training sessions for all our software, and general consultation about adaptive devices and technology needs.

Upgrades To DCP Software

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

There are recent or planned upgrades for three of the main software packages offered at the DCP. We plan to have them available for our Lab and laptops by the end of the Fall Quarter. Once we have done our own testing, we will be happy to help individuals on campus with training or questions about purchase and installation.

Dragon

Nuance has released Version 10 of the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software for speech recognition. New features include faster processing of dictated text, better recognition of regional accents, and support for the Firefox Web browser. New commands use simple phrases to search quickly for items on popular sites, including Wikipedia, Youtube and eBay. For more details, read the What’s New in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 and Dragon Product Comparison Matrix.

Dragon 10 is now installed in the DCP Lab and is being added to our laptops.

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 Version 11 is now out. New features concentrate on writing assistance, with tools for brainstorming, organizing and preparing final documents. There is also a new Web-based license management system. A series of videos demonstrates the changes:
New Features in Kurzweil 3000 for Windows Version 11.

We are in the process of coordinating orders for the campus.

JAWS

Version 10 of the JAWS screen reader for blind users is in a public beta. The final version is scheduled for release in early November. Improvements include support for Internet Explorer 8, automatic detection of edit fields on Web pages, and a subscription service allowing users to connect two computers running JAWS (for example, to facilitate troubleshooting). For all the details, please read What’s New in JAWS 10 .

We have tested it and will add it to our Lab workstations in our next round of upgrades.