Assistive Technology Center (ATC)

The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) promotes an accessible information technology infrastructure at Purdue that is usable by all students, faculty, and staff regardless of disability status.

The ATC does this by providing: 

  • A means of access to information technology for studentsfaculty, and staff with disabilities at Purdue
  • Consultation and training to those who teach students with disabilities at Purdue
  • Consultation and training to those who support access to information technology for people with disabilities

If you would like a consultation related to these areas, send a request to atc-info@purdue.edu

Location of the Assistive Technology Center

The Assistive Technology Center is located in Stewart Center Room 111.

Hours of operation

Table for Hours of Operation
Day of the WeekOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

Assistive Technology for Students

On-Campus Assistive Technology

In the ATC, students can use a wide variety of assistive technologies to meet their information access and computing needs. These include stand-alone equipment, adaptive software, and adaptive hardware.

Screen Reader

Screen Enlargement

Voice Input

Text-to-Speech

Braille

Alternate Keyboards

Alternate Pointing Devices

  • Kensington Trackball
  • No-Hands FootMouse

CCTVs (Closed Circuit Televisions) or Video Enlargers

  • FreedomScientific Topaz
  • VisioBook
  • TSI Voyager XL
  • Opti Lite
  • Optelec ClearView

Adjustable Furniture

  • Electrically Adjustable Tables
  • Manually Adjustable Tables

Assistive Listening Systems

Assistive Listening Systems are available in several classrooms on Purdue's campus. These systems can be helpful to individuals who are hard of hearing or in other ways benefit from amplification of the instructor's voice. Headsets for using these systems are available from the Assistive Technology Center or the Disability Resource Center. Please contact the ATC at atc-info@purdue.edu to find out more information on borrowing a headset or get information about classrooms that have assistive listening systems.

Assistive Technology Availability in other ITaP Labs

Most ATC software can be made available in other ITaP labs for class use. Please contact your Disability Resource Center Counselor for more information.

Assistive Technology Training

Students can receive individualized training in the ATC by appointment.

Assistive Technology Loan

The ATC can assist eligible Purdue students with evaluation, installation, and maintenance of Purdue assistive software and hardware to accomplish their educational goals and objectives. The software and hardware currently available for loan to eligible students includes:

Assistive Technology for Faculty and Staff with Disabilities

  • ATC will assist eligible Purdue faculty and staff with evaluation, installation, and maintenance of Purdue assistive software to accomplish their educational or employment goals and objectives.
  • Provide training for faculty and staff on supported assistive technology. This includes one-on-one training, by appointment and online training.
  • Availability of assistive technology on campus.
    • Most ATC software can be made available in other ITaP labs for class use. Please contact Human Resources for more information.
  • Assistive Listening Systems.

Consultation and Training to Those Who Teach Students with Disabilities at Purdue

  • Provide assistance in creating accessible information technology, or assess accessibility of existing technology used by a class
  • Assist web designers to create and develop a fully accessible Web site, or evaluate the accessibility of an existing site
  • Consult with faculty and staff on making classes more accessible to students with disabilities
  • Provide assistive technology information to instructors
  • Demonstrate assistive technology to classes
  • Provide assistive technology to eligible students with disabilities

Consultation and Training to Those Who Support Access to Information Technology for People with Disabilities

  • Provide assistance in creating accessible information technology, or assess accessibility of existing technology used by a class
  • Assist web designers to create and develop a fully accessible Web site, or evaluate the accessibility of an existing site
  • Consult with faculty and staff on making classes more accessible to students with disabilities
  • Provide assistive technology information to instructors
  • Demonstrate assistive technology to classes
  • Provide assistive technology to eligible students with disabilities

If you have any questions come in and see us or email: atc-info@purdue.edu 

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