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  1. The Office of Disability Services and ITS work together to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to the University’s information and technology resources, and that appropriate assistive technology applications and devices are available for student use.  
  2. The definition of “assistive technology” in the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 is as follows: “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”  
  3. Assistive technology is available for students when appropriate. In order to receive assistive technology as an academic accommodation, registration with the Office of Disability Services must be completed. After approval, there are several locations where students can access assistive technology.
    1. Available Technology.
  4. Assistive Technology is available:
    1. Office of Disability Services. 
    2. Student Computing Labs.
    3. JAWS, ZoomText, Read & Write Gold, and wheelchair accessible furniture are available in all the labs.
    4. Atkins Library Assistive/Adaptive Technologies.
    5. Campus maps, including parking and disability access information.


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If you have questions concerning assistive technology or accommodating students with disabilities, contact Disability Services by phone at (704) 687-0040, via email, or visit the office located in Fretwell 230.



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