Do I need access to particular software?

You can make sure your home or office computer has the basic system and software setup required  for BHC’s online courses by making sure your browser is up to date or try another Canvas recommended browsers (Links to an external site.) Please refer to our Online Learning Orientation for other possible technical requirements.

You may also need accessibility software that will help you access online course materials. BHC is prepared to assist you in using: JAWS, ZoomText or CCTV to see and/or read what is on your computer screen. Read and Write (R & W) is a free screen reader software for any BHC student, staff or faculty.

Naturally Speaking or Kurzweil to type into the computer using your voice. BHC’s online course materials are tested using these standard tools. If you do not own the software tool that fits your disability on your home or office computer and you live in Illinois or Iowa You may also contact the Office of Rehabilitation Services (Illinois) or the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Office for assistance in acquiring the software title you need.