Assistive Technology Lab
The Assistive Technology Lab (ATL) currently houses 11 fully-equipped, state-of-the-art computers that have a number of programs designed for people with visual, hearing, and mobility impairments. In addition, students with ADHD and learning disabilities also benefit from software such as TextHelp! Read & Write, a word processing program that has a number of capabilities including word prediction, abbreviation expansion and advanced phonetic spell checker to aid with writing difficulties.
Each student who uses the Assistive Technology Lab is assured of receiving personal attention whenever the need arises. Brief orientation sessions may be scheduled ahead of time to familiarize students with available adaptive software and hardware by calling (706)542-8719. The ATL is fully staffed by trained computer technicians who are familiar with not only the assistive hardware and software, but the diverse group of students who benefit from its use. The Assistive Technology Lab is open Monday - Friday between the hours of 8am and 7pm.
One of the main goals for Assistive Technology Lab is to promote awareness of the facility and its current capabilities around the University's campus (see Computer Minimum Standards). By creating a working partnership between the student, faculty, and staff, the Disability Resource Center hopes to raise awareness of what adaptive technology can do to enrich the academic lives of students with disabilities at UGA.