What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology (AT) is an umbrella term for products that can assist people with disabilities to perform tasks more easily or independently. Students registered with Disability Services for Students (DSS) can meet with the Assistive Technology Specialist, Maureen Bourbeau, to discuss what types of AT they may be eligible for and receive training on how to utilize such products to access their curriculum.
Choosing the right AT to meet the educational needs of each student can be challenging, therefore, DSS provides a range of available technologies - such as text-to-speech and speech-to-text software's, note-taking solutions, magnifying products, and iPads loaded with helpful apps, to help students determine what tools will best meet their academic needs.
Assistive Technology Lab
229 Smith Hall
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Available for independent student usage. Students who visit our lab will have access to workstations that are equipped with the same software that is available throughout campus in addition to a variety of AT software programs, hardware devices, and other AT products.
- 5 adjustable height workstations
- 5 fully adjustable chairs
- 3 Windows 7 desktop units
- 2 Windows 7 laptops
- 1 Mac desktop unit
- Read&Write Gold (Windows and Mac)
- Dragon Naturally Speaking (English/Spanish)
- ZoomText magnification software
- ZoomText Keyboard
- Kensington Expert Trackball Mouse
- ZoomTwix: scanner/reader, magnifier, and flexible CCTV
- Eye-Pal Solo: reader and magnifier
Equipment Available for Demonstration and Loan:
- Livescribe Echo SmartPen
- Assistive Listening Devices and FM Systems
- Sony digital recorders
AT Software available campus-wide on UNH campus cluster workstations:
Assistive Technology Demonstration and Training Available by Appointment:
Contact Maureen Bourbeau, AT Specialist
Please note that the AT Lab may be closed periodically due to student testing. Please feel free to call (603) 862-2607 or stop by to check availability.
Classroom Assistive Listening Systems (ALS)
The IT department keeps an updated list of classrooms equipped with Assistive Listening Systems at https://unh.edu/it/kb/article/classroom-audiovisual-assistive-listening-systems-devices.html