Assistive Technology

Assistive technology comes in many forms: e-readers, voice-recognition software and screen-enhancing magnifiers are only a few examples.

Assistive technologies are designed to:

  • reduce or remove barriers to help you achieve your academic and personal goals
  • provide equitable access to information and support
  • assist or refine your academic performance

Whether you are already using tools to support your academic success, you may also wish to explore the options presented below:

Software

Various smartphone, tablet and laptop apps

Hardware

  • Optelec CCTV video magnifier to enlarge text and graphics for those with low vision
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Adjustable desk for students who may need to stand instead of sit during exams and tests
  • Large computer screens for students with limited vision
  • High speed computer and scanners for creating alternate format texts
  • Use of a computer and word processors
  • Noise-blocking headphones

We provide training on, and access to, some forms of assistive technology for all students. Please contact the Adaptive Technologist, Lori Cummings at lcummings@upei.ca for details.

Financial assistance may be available to purchase Assistive Technology (see Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities).

Lori Cummings
Adaptive Technologist
Department: 
Student Affairs
Phone: 
(902) 894-2825
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