What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology (AT) may be defined as "products, devices, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that are used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities" (Assistive Technology Act of 1998).
- Provide access to assistive technology to eligible students with disabilities
- Provide training for students, faculty, and staff on various assistive technology hardware and software. This includes one-on-one training and/or group training.
- Consult with faculty and staff on making classes more accessible to students with disabilities
- Demonstrate assistive technology to classes
Training provided at no cost
Training can occur at Office of Accessibility or at your location (faculty and staff only) Availability of assistive technology on campus: Office of Accessibility, Second Floor - RBD Library
|Screen Reader||Screen Enlargement|
|JAWS for Windows||ZoomText Magnifier (Windows)|
|VoiceOver (Macintosh)||Magnifier (Macintosh)|
|Dragon Naturally Speaking (Windows and Macintosh)||Kurzweil 3000 for Windows|
|Kurzweil 1000 for Windows|
|Note Taking||Mobile Devices|
|LiveScribe Pen||iPad 2(accessibility features)|
|iPod (accessibility features)|
Steps to Requesting AT Training
- Verify disability with the Office of Accessibility
- Meet with your Disability Specialist who will explain and authorize use of Assistive Technology (AT)
- Meet with AT Specialist to determine what AT would work best for you
- Complete training on the use of the AT
- AT Specialist will follow up with an email to determine how well the AT is working for you and if additional training is needed.
- Discuss the benefits of using the AT with your Disability Specialist to determine future use