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Important information about the university's response to COVID-19
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Student Resources

RedShelf - Program to provide free access to eBooks at COVID-19 impacted campuses for the remainder of the current academic term

187,798 books available in the program as of 2:30 PM CDT

Freedom Scientific - Offering Jaws, ZoomText and Fusion for free for personal home computers until June 30th. Pretty cool!

U-Haul - Offering 30 days of free storage to students who are displaced due to the Corona Virus.

Comcast - Offering 60 days of internet access to low-income students including a free set-up kit delivered to their house.

Community Resources: Includes Housing, Health, Mental Health, Caregiver Resources


Los Angeles County: https://www.211la.org/


Orange County: http://www.occommunityservices.org/

Aira resources for individuals with visual impairments

https://aira.io/covid-19

https://www.d2l.com/newsroom/releases/d2l-partners-with-accessibility-leader-aira/

 

To utilize your Kurzweil 3000 accommodation for online exams (and other online content)you can use the Kurzweil Read the Web extension in either the Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers. Instructions for how to download the Read the Web extension for Google Chrome and Firefox are below. The attached user guide walks you through the basics of how to get started with Read the Web.

Kurzweil Read the Web

The Kurzweil Read the Web extensions for Google Chrome or Firefox allow you to use Kurzweil’s text to speech functions when reading online. Once installed you can use the extensions to hear online content read aloud to you. This video will walk you through how to download the Read the Web extension and demonstrate how you can use it.

Chrome extension – Kurzweil Read the web

· Open up Google Chrome

· Go to theChrome web store

· Search for “Kurzweil”

· Select “Read The Web”

· Once installed, go to any website. A pop-up will appear on your screen asking for your Kurzweil login. Once logged in, you will see a set of controls and will be able to use Kurzweil to read the web.

Firefox Extension – Kurzweil Read the web

· Open up Mozilla Firefox

· Open the following link in Firefox: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/downloads/currentversion/firefox-addons/readtheweb_3_2_13.xpi)

· Firefox will ask you if you want to allow www.kurzweiledu.com to install an add-on. Click “Continue to Installation”

· Once the installation is complete click “Add”

· Once installed, go to any website. A pop-up will appear on your screen asking for your Kurzweil login. Once logged in, you will see a set of controls and will be able to use Kurzweil to read the web.

 

The following resources are options for audio recording and notetaking support for Online Instruction.

Audio recording:

  • Record within Zoom: If the Zoom host/presenter has made the recording feature available there will be a “Record” button on the Zoom toolbar at the bottom of the window. The Recording a Meeting video will walk you through this process.
  • Record with your device’s built-in audio recorder
    1. QuickTime Player (Macs)
    2. Record with Voice Recorder (Windows)
  • Record with a digital recorder or phone: You can record lecture with a separate device from the computer you are using to listen to lecture. Just place the recording device near the speakers of the computer you are listening to lecture on.

Notetaking Support and Audio Recording:

  • OneNote 2016 – As a CSULB student, you have access to the Office 365 programs for free. Once you have an Office 365 account you can download the OneNote 2016 app for free. OneNote 2016 is a powerful all-in-one notetaking solution which allows you to:
    • capture audio that links with your typed notes,
    • import slides, pictures, handouts, videos and files,
    • organize your notes in different notebooks,
    • sync your files to the cloud, and more.

OneNote 2016 is available for Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android. Review the OneNote 2016 Essential Training on LinkedIn Learning for a comprehensive walk-through of how to get the most out of OneNote 2016.

 

Internet Archive opens its repository as a National Emergency Library - Download 1.4 million books in Daisy, EPUB, or PDF formats.

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.

During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe.

https://blog.archive.org/2020/03/24/announcing-a-national-emergency-library-to-provide-digitized-books-to-students-and-the-public/

Student Resources During COVID-19 (PDF)

Companies Providing Assistance (PDF)

NOD App: tips and tools for students on how to grow and maintain strong social lives through the COVID-19.