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:


Various smartphone, tablet and laptop apps


  • 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 for details.

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