The Assistive Learning Technology Center (ALTeC) computer cluster has moved! For the past few years, the ALTeC accessible computer lab has shared space with the Digital Language Lab in the 280 corner of Meyer Library's second floor (closest to the bookstore). Now we're along the window wall in the 220 Area outside of the Flex Lab/Classroom (the corner closest to Cubberley). See also Academic Computing's Technology Services and Facilities Update in this issue.
Perhaps the most visible of these resources is the accessible computer lab. See also New Assistive Technology Software on Public Clusters in this issue. The ALTeC lab's current accommodations include:
- Physically accessible Macs and PCs with large screen monitors;
- Software for speech recognition, text-to-speech screen readers, screen magnification, and assistance with studying and writing;
- Alternative input devices such as specialized keyboards and mouse substitutes;
- Ergonomic computer workstations with electrically adjustable work surfaces;
- A refreshable (dynamic) Braille display;
- Scan-and-OCR stations; and
- CCTV video magnifiers.
ALTeC's services are available to students, faculty, and staff needing assistance due to a verifiable disability. Students should contact the Student Disability Resource Center at 723-1066; faculty and staff should contact the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer at 723-0755 for a referral. For demonstrations of the technologies, questions about computer accessibility and technology accommodations, or consultation on these issues, contact Shelley Haven at 725-6173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.