AT for General Loan - through the Library
The following items are available to current students for checkout through the library. Students may want to contact the library to verify item availability. No prior approval through Disability Services is necessary. See our complementary page for loans of equipment that are more specialized.
These lightweight units run on rechargable AA batteries and can be used for several days on a single charge. They offer a full keyboard and the ability to save multiple documents or spreadsheets. Files can be sent to computers or printers via USB cable. There are both Dana and Neo models available. The Neo allows for large type.
AT Laptop for short term use
This is a laptop that can be checked out for four hours at a time by students who need to use voice recognition software. We recommend reserving one of the library rooms to ensure a quiet space in which to work. A microphone is included.
There are a wide range of keyboards available for use. Units can also be placed in classrsoom locations upon request. Examples include curved ergonomic split keyboards, large print high contrast keyboards, as well as compact keyboards.
There are a variety of alternate mousing options including trackballs, tablets, and other input devices.
There are a variety of tools available that can be used to amplify the sound of those who are speaking. Examples include:
- Pocket Talkers (which work as a single unit that includes a microphone and headphones)
- FM systems (which have two parts, both a microphone and transmitter which is worn by the speaker, and the headphones and receiver which is worn by the student)
- Microphones and specialized devices such as electronic stethoscopes
There is a large range of accessories available.
Magnification or Display Aids
We have both low tech magnification tools such as magnifying sheets, or glasses and higher tech hand held devices that use a camera and light to magnify.
Calculators and Dictionaries
Franklin spellers, talking calculators for both basic artithmetic and scientific functions.
Headset microphones as well as gooseneck table top units that connect with USB are available.
Cassette recorders and players as well as digital recorders and players are available along with specialized DAISY book readers such as the Victor Reader Vibe.
Adjustable angle reading desks, articulating arms, and gel keyboards and mouse pad rests are available.
Note that the library also has digital recorders that can be borrowed for up to one week at a time. If you wish to borrow the units for the full-term you will need to specify this at the time of check-out.