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Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Access & Accommodation Services (AAS) has software and devices available for students to use. Contact AAS regarding accessible lab locations, a technology assessment/demonstration, or the availability of specific Assistive Technology.

Some devices are available to check out to qualified students. Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Digital Recorder
  • Livescribe Smartpen
  • Assistive Listening Device

Devices loaned out through AAS must be returned at the end of each semester. A reminder email is sent toward the end of the semester to each student who checked out a device.


Alternative Books

Students can only request materials for the courses they have registered for. Due to copyright laws, students must show proof that they have purchased a textbook before they can receive the alternative format. AAS provides alternative format materials for a student’s personal use only. Students agree not to share these materials with other individuals.


To request alternative books:

Contact our Technology & Alternative Text Coordinator, Victoria Shann, and submit:

  • Class schedule
  • Title, author, edition, and ISBN of the book(s) needed
  • Receipt showing the book(s) were purchased - NOT leased/rented
    • AAS is NOT responsible for purchasing textbooks for students in order to get them into an alternative format.

Books will be distributed via ShareSpace. If the textbook is not available in alternative format, the student must provide the purchased copy for cutting/scanning in order for us to provide it to you in an accessible format.