The ATC is Here to Support you this Fall

Post Date:
Sep 28, 2020

We would like to update members of our community on some of the ways we are ensuring access to library resources, technology, and services.

Available seats

On Monday, September 21st, the Adaptive Technology Centre reopened. Students registered with Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) may book a limited number of seats in the same time blocks as the seats in Stauffer library. To reserve a seat in the ATC, students should contact the Adaptive Technology Centre email:

Please note that we are not offering access to adaptive technology workstations at this time, until we can ensure that they can be provided to students safely. We will continue to assess and adjust practices to ensure the safety of staff and students. 

New software

We are also excited to announce that the library is licensing a Read & Write software. This software assists students in creating and accessing content by reading texts aloud and providing highlighting and literacy tools. The Read & Write software will be a domain license, open to all at Queen’s University. We will begin by licensing for a year and reassess usage at the end of the subscription.

Many adaptive software companies, such as Kurzweil 3000, have also made their software freely available during the pandemic. The Adaptive Technologist is happy to recommend open access alternatives to students.

Library accessibility website

The revised accessibility website provides links to services and resources. The updated library guide Adaptive Technology Centre: Software and Assistive Device, gives access to online training materials.

ATC staff

ATC staff are available via email or video conferencing to assess technological needs, provide training and support, and ensure access to course and library materials in alternate formats for students, staff, and faculty.

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