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Assistive Technology

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The OAE supports a variety of assistive computer technology applications throughout the University.  These applications are intended to assist students in meeting their academic objectives and to support their learning needs. 

  • Read & Write, Text-to-speech reading tool
  • EquatIO. Text-to-speech math accessibility tool
  • SCRIBE, online document conversion tool for creating accessible documents

In addition to these, Learning Technologies and Spaces offers a number of other applications on mainstream computer labs and residential computing clusters for access by students.

Training & Assessment

The Office of Accessible Education provides screenings on a variety of assistive technologies and software applications. Screenings provide an opportunity for students and the OAE staff to review and discuss various assistive technologies and software applications that may prove useful. Assistive technology screenings are also a chance to discuss any current or past challenges when using different technology solutions. 

These screenings are available on referral from a student’s Disability Adviser and are typically 45 mins in length.

While the OAE is available to answer questions regarding assistive computer technologies, we are unable to provide technical assistance with the configuration or troubleshooting of general computer applications and operating systems. Students should contact their Residential Computing Consultant (RCC) for technical assistance regarding general computing issues.