Assistive Technology

What is Assistive Technology? (AT)

Assistive technology lab with examples of equipment

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 Student Accessibility Services (SAS) 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, SAS provides a range of available technologies - such as text-to-speech and speech-to-text software, 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. - 4:30p.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 10 desktop units
  • 2 Windows 10 laptop
  • 1 Mac desktop unit

AT Software:

AT Hardware:

Equipment Available for Demonstration and Loan:

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. 

DaVinci Pro Video Magnifier

CCTV -- DaVinci Pro Video Magnifier

The Video Magnifier is available by the Research Center
which is located on level 3 of the Dimond Library. 

See the Quick Start Guide for more information. 



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

Classroom Assistive Listening Systems (ALS)

The IT department keeps an updated list of classrooms equipped with Assistive Listening Systems.

Technology Enhanced Classrooms

Audiovisual Services currently manages over 200 Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning Spaces at UNH Durham.  You can learn more about what specific technology is available in each classroom and observe the room layout by searching the Technology Enhanced Classroom webpage.

ATinNH -- Equipment Demonstration and Loan Program

 Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH) is excited to unveil a new online equipment database where you can browse our inventory for needed devices.  Through continued partnerships with programs across NH, ATinNH is able to provide equipment to support mobility, vision, hearing, speech communication, and activities of daily living, for individuals who experience disabilities. 
If you have any problems using this database or would like further assistance, please call 603-862-4320 or email

ATinNH is a project of the UNH Institute on Disability and provides training, education, and outreach programming as well as equipment demonstrations, loans, and refurbishing. Learn More about ATinNH.