Assistive Technology

What is Assistive Technology? (AT)

The letters AT inside of a gear

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, screen reader, note-taking solutions, magnification products, and iPads equipped with many educational apps, to help students determine what tools will best meet their academic needs. 

Assistive Technology Lab

Location:  Smith Hall Rm. 229
Hours:  Monday - Friday;  8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

The AT Lab is available for independent student usage. Students who visit our lab will have access to workstations that are equipped with all the same software that is available in the Student Computing Clusters  in addition to a variety of AT software programs, hardware devices, and other AT products. 


  • 5 adjustable-height workstations with fully adjustable chairs
  • 3 Windows 7 desktop units
  • 2 Windows 7 laptops
  • 1 Mac desktop unit

AT Software:

AT Hardware:

Equipment Available for Demonstration and Loan:

AT Software available campus-wide on UNH campus cluster workstations:

Assistive Technology Demonstration and Training Available by Appointment:
Contact  Maureen Bourbeau, AT Specialist
phone:  603-862-2400

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