Division of IT: Help and IT Support

Adaptive Computing Technology Center

ACT Center

Toll free: (866)396-2380
Local: (573)884-2828
Fax: (573)884-4505

N18 Memorial Union
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
(closed on all official holidays)

The Adaptive Computing Technology (ACT) Center team welcomes you to explore adaptive technology through demonstration and a hands-on experience at the ACT Center, located on the University of Missouri's Columbia campus. The ACT Center is a department within the Division of Information Technology.

The ACT Center also provides the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Missouri the following services at no charge:

Adaptive Assessments

An adaptive assessment is a type of evaluation process, which, when completed, will provide you with specific technology to help you communicate, continue your education or further your career. For more information, refer to the ACT Center's Assessments page.


The ACT Center offers complete training on supported adaptive hardware and software products. Training may be recommended to you after you have attended the center for an adaptive assessment, depending on your comfort level and knowledge on the product. For details, visit the ACT Center's Training page.

eText Accomodations

The ACT Center provides digital textbooks to individuals with disabilities. This service has been developed to convert printed text (such as textbooks) into electronic files. Students with disabilities can now access these files (books) anywhere, through a password-protected server, via the web. For more information refer to the ACT Center's eText Accomodations page.

Workstation Analysis

Ergonomics is the science and practice of designing jobs or workplaces to match the capabilities and limitations of the human body. Practice proper ergonomic posture and prevent long-term injury. For ergonomic tips and to evaluation information, visit the ACT Center's Workstation Analysis page.

Web Accessibility Checks

Creating a web page and need help with making it accessible? Visit the ACT Center's web accessibility page for tips and resources on how to build an accessible site from start to finish.

Accessibility in the Computing Sites

Specially configured adaptive computing workstations are available at several convenient sites, as well as in training room locations. Adaptive workstations have adjustable tables, scanners, trackballs, headphones and popular adaptive software. For a list of sites, which have adaptive workstations available, visit the ACT Center's Accessibility in the Computing Sites page.