Assistive Technology Lending Lab
Spring 2020 Hours
|Tuesdays||3p.m. - 5p.m.|
|Wednesdays||10a.m. - 12p.m.
|Fridays||10 a.m. - 1p.m.|
What is the Assistive Technology Lab?
With the recent increase in inclusive learning environments, educators are faced with a more diverse student body. Whether postsecondary students need support taking notes in large lecture classes, or if an elementary student can gain further independence by using a tool that permits self-feeding, the lending lab has what you need.
The Assistive Technology Lending Lab is located in 117 Stayer Hall. It features over 50 examples of assistive technology designed to support daily living, academic, and recreational activities for individuals with exceptionalities. Students, staff, and faculty may borrow items from the lending lab for one-week periods.
The lending lab is staffed by student workers from various majors across the university who share a common interest in increasing inclusive practices in our educational environments.
Please contact Dr. Janet Josephson if you would like additional information or to schedule a class visit.
Assistive Tech Devices
Personal Wireless FM Listening System
The intended user for this is someone who is in need of auditory assistance to overcome background noise, reverberation, or distance from a sound source. The microphone could be worn by the teacher and the transmitter broadcasts the sound over an FM radio signal. The broadcast can be heard up to 150 feet away.
With just the touch of a button, the color teller identifies the color of just about anything you touch it to. This is perfect for students with visual impairments such as blindness and color blindness! It is small and light, the button has a hold feature so that those with auditory impairments can bring it to their ear before it announces the color.
This can capture everything you hear and write at the same time. The special digital paper can replay the recordings and sync everything that was said to a smartphone or computer. Never miss a word again!
This helps teach the value of different coins and how much money or change is needed in a transaction. Each coin button makes a sound when pressed and there are also two fun learning games.
For those who are learning English, Spanish, French or have reading difficulties, this helps read text out loud. It is a portable pocket-sized device that has a built-in dictionary. The pen also has the capability to scan text and upload it to a PC or MAC.
GoTalks help initiate conversations, aid in daily activities, practice speaking and articulation, gives instructions and more!
Adaptive Dining Utensils
These utensils allow individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities to have more control over their grasp. They allow them to eat meals comfortably and are adapted to meet the needs of those who have limited dexterity.