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Assistive Technology

Once registered with the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC), you’ll have access to our assistive technology labs. Our labs offer students registered with the ALC a place to:

  • Explore how equipment and software might assist learning;
  • Get tutorials and tips on software and devices;
  • Get help with problems with software or devices; and
  • Borrow equipment and software.

How to Request Assistive Equipment

We like to meet with our students to discuss their assistive equipment needs. It's helpful for us to have some background information about you to find equipment that fits your needs.

To request assistive equipment, set up a consultation by contacting Jane Fridrich at

How to View Your Checked Out Assistive Equipment

Once you work with your ALC consultant and the assistive technologist, you will see the equipment you have checked out in the system.

Step One

Log in to Accessible Learning Online.

Choose "Equipment Checked Out" under the "Home" left-hand navigation.

Step Two

The equipment you have been provided will be listed on the "Equipment Checked Out" page.

Assistive Technology Labs

Waterloo Campus

On the Waterloo campus, our ScotiaBank Assistive Technology Lab is located in the Arts Building, room 2C7. The lab is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.