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'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. -4:30 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. 

Workstations:

  • 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:


DaVinci Video Magnifier
DaVinci Pro Video Magnifier in MultiMedia Center.

CCTV -- The DaVinci Pro Video Magnifier is available in the Multimedia Center, on level 2 of the Dimond Library.  See the Quick Start Guide for more information. 

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

 

Assistive Technology Demonstration and Training Available by Appointment:
Contact  Maureen Bourbeau, AT Specialist
email: maureen.bourbeau@unh.edu
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 https://unh.edu/it/kb/article/classroom-audiovisual-assistive-listening-systems-devices.html