Most SCCC students* who are entitled to a reader as part of their ADA accommodations for testing will have the opportunity to use assistive technology - a  screen reading program called Kurzweil 3000—that allows for more independence and control of the testing experience. This software program allows students to determine the rate at which the reader reads, as well as the “tone” of voice, and gives students the ability to pause or skip from one section of the exam to another.

Using Kurzweil 3000 is simple and does not require extensive computer literacy skills! Students will control the aspects of the testing experience by using the mouse and the keyboard. ASC Staff will instruct students prior to first use.

Kurzweil 3000 also has some additional study features that some students (particularly those with Learning Disabilities or AD/HD) may find helpful. Make an appointment with staff in the Academic Skills Center (ASC) to learn more about this program! The ASC is open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm; Fridays from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

Visit Disability Services for more information about accommodation for students with a disability.


*           Students taking foreign language or mathematics courses might not have the option to use Kurzweil 3000 for tests

Services Provided:

  • Alternate testing location
  • Testing modifications on exams, including: reader, writer, use of calculator, and extended time

Additional Services:

  • Programs for visually impaired students, including Open Book, Zoom Text, JAWS, and Naturally Speaking
  • Electronic Reading and Study Skills Program for students, Kurzweil 3000
  • Wheelchair accessible computer station


Contact Us

Academic Skills Center

Eastern Campus
Montaukett Learning Resource Center
Room 224
Phone: (631) 548-2594

Pina Arcomano Britton
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Courtney Foley
Specialist I
Phone: (631) 548-3505

Laura Harding
College Aide
Phone: (631) 548-2594

Math and Science Learning Center

Marta Szpak
Shinnecock Building, Room 120
Phone: (631) 548-2625

No Appointment Necessary

Center for Excellence in Writing

Eastern Campus
Orient Building, Room 214
Phone: (631) 548-3600
When prompted, dial 1714#