For Students with Disabilities
For Faculty of Students with Disabilities
The Technology Access Program is dedicated to promoting independence through
technology for University of Oregon students with disabilities. The purpose
of the program is to provide adaptive access to electronic technology that has
become a fundamental element of student life. This goal can be accomplished
in the following ways:
To participate in the Technology Access Program a student must be referred
by Services for Students with Disabilities. Once referred, the student tours
the Adaptive Tech Center to gain familiarity with the adaptive technology available.
If the student has no experience with adaptive technology, then an evaluation
is made to determine the most beneficial technology and a training plan is devised.
Students experienced with adaptive technology may use the facilities after a
The computer has become an essential tool to every major on campus. Computer
literacy has become an expected prerequisite for many of our courses. There are
various disabilities that prevent a student from using a typical computer;
however, adaptive technologies exist that will grant such a student full
computer access. In some cases, the adaptive technologies are already resident
on the computer and the student knows how to use them. In other cases though,
the adaptive technology may be complex and expensive. It is in those cases that
assistance can be provided by the Technology Access Program.
Because requests for accommodation usually go through the Services for Students with Disabilities office, it is easy to predict where computer adaptive technology will be needed. When a need has been identified both the faculty member and the department will be informed. The Technology Access Program will work with the faculty, department and any computing labs involved to ensure that the student in reasonably accommodated.
Should a faculty member or department receive a request for a technology accommodation directly from a student and is uncertain as to how to fulfill it, the faculty member or department involved should contact via email,the Adaptive Technology Access Advisor to the University of Oregon and contact via email, the Services for Students with Disabilities Office at the University of Oregon.
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This site is maintained by James Bailey, the university's Adaptive Technology Access Adviser. Updated: 12/04