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Assistive Technology

Once registered with the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC), you can access our assistive technology (AT) labs and services.

AT services offer you a means to:

  • Explore how equipment and software might assist academic tasks;
  • Get tutorials and tips on software and devices;
  • Get technical help with assistive technology;
  • Borrow equipment and software; and
  • Use assistive technology equipped areas for quiet study.

AT services include:

Assistive Technology Equipped Areas

AT Labs

On the Waterloo campus, our Assistive Technology Lab is located in the Arts Building, room 2C7. The lab is open 24/7. Contact the assistive technologist to set up access.

Open Computer Labs

Open computer labs across campus have a variety of software.

Library Services

Individual Study Rooms

Computer Stations

Computer workstations are available on the second and third floors (one height-adjustable desk per floor).

Document Magnifier

A document magnifier (20x) is on a height-adjustable desk on the third floor of the Waterloo campus library. It can customize colour settings and contrasts and can read text.

Equipment to Borrow

Headphones, footrest, grabber and cane may be borrowed for three hours from the Services Desk on the main floor.