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The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) provides students with disabilities access to computers and computer training through state-of-the-art adaptive computer technology. The ATC offers evaluations and training in the use of assistive computer technology.
Assistive technology gives individuals with disabilities access to computers and electronic information.
For specific assessment in terms of the appropriate assistive technology for a specific student, the student will make an appointment with the Assistive Technology Specialist who will authorize the appropriate access to these technologies.
When a technology that is authorized is needed in a place where it is not currently available, the Assistive Technology Specialist will work with the Alternate Media Facilitator to make sure that the technology is available to the person requiring the authorized assistive technology. This request should go through the Support Services Coordinator at the SLO Campus.
* Arrange an appointment with the Assistive Technology Specialist to be re-evaluated if there are any changes in your assistive technology needs.
Students who need assistive technology in their classroom or lab to complete coursework should contact their DSPS specialist.
ATC classes are specifically designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities and technology anxiety.
For more information contact Kathy Peters at 546-3100 x2483 voice, 546-3930 fax, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See us in room 3305 on the SLO campus for advice on what computer classes are best for you!
The ATC has a variety of adapted hardware, including ergonomic keyboards, one-handed keyboards, trackballs, mice, graphics tablets, large monitors, B&W and color printers, and braille embossers.
The ATC has a variety of adapted software, including screen magnification and screen reading programs.
Faculty teach, advise, and provide support which allows students with disabilities to learn the skills necessary to fully participate in the regular college program.
The staff of the Assistive Technology Center have expertise in their respective fields, including: learning disabilities, speech and language disabilities, psychological impairments, mobility impairments, visual and hearing disabilities.