School of Health Sciences

Adaptive Technology Lab

adaptive living lab

The Adaptive Technology Lab, located on the first floor (RT 103), is designed to serve students with special needs. Its six computers are equipped with large monitors, DVD drive, CD-RW drives, zip drives, flatbed scanners, and easily accessible microphone and headphone jacks.

The lab provides adaptive technology for students and faculty with visual, physical, or learning disabilities. Those with physical impairment will find adaptive keyboards including a mini-keyboard for students with limited movement, enlarged keyboards, and screen-displayed, hands-free keyboards that can be controlled by head-mounted devices.

Equipment for individuals with visual impairments includes software that will scan text, enlarge text and pictures, read text back, allow editing and saving as Word files, and print in Braille or enlarged text. Lab assistants are available to help users with the equipment. A PC with a text magnifier is also available in the Reference Center.

The Adaptive Technology Lab is a collaborative effort of the Library, Information Services & Technology, the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, and the Department of Occupational Therapy. Only students with disabilities, registered with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities may use this lab.

Hours for this lab differ from regular library hours.

For more information consult the Library policy on Use of the Adaptive Technology Lab or contact Preston White at (216) 687-2377.