IT Accessibility Center

Assistive Technology Consultation

Assistive Technology is software or hardware used to compensate for physical or sensory limitations and help people accomplish specific tasks.

Examples of how assistive technology can help:

  • Viewing or navigating the computer (vision)
  • Comprehending and understanding when reading (learning)
  • Typing with speech (motor/physical)

The ACT Center provides consultations for anyone with a permanent or temporary disability to help assist in making informed choices about technology and to find cost-effective ways to meet their needs.

The evaluation will take into consideration:

  • Medical information
  • Functional abilities
  • Functional limitations
  • Technology skills
  • Environment (school, office, or home)
  • Goals for your education, career, and/or daily activities

Examples of assistive technology that may help:

Hardware

  • Alternative keyboards (large print, ergonomic, split, etc.)
  • Magnification devices
  • Speech output systems
  • Alternative mice (trackballs, upright, etc.)

Software

  • Text-to-speech
  • Speech-to-text
  • Magnification
  • Braille conversion

All consultations are confidential and are no charge. Consultations can be scheduled for an online (Zoom or Teams) meeting or in-person meeting at the IT Accessibility Center, located on the lower level, north side of Memorial Union in N17. Evaluations typically take anywhere from 30 -60 minutes.

Please contact the IT Accessibility Center by calling (573) 884-2828 or email itaccessibilitycenter@missouri.edu.