Accessible Technology Commons


The Accessible Technology Commons (ATC) is an assistive technology lab run by the DPRC. It consists of six closed rooms and a lobby area. Each room has an assistive technology computer along with a height adjustable chair and computer table. 

The ATC is located on the Ground Floor, Room 83, of the J. Paul Leonard Library. 

Accessible Technology Commons photo


Fall 2019

The ATC hours  for Fall 2019 are:

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Expanded hours for the remainder of the fall semester will be updated on this page. 

Please visit the Library website for the most updated hours and holiday exceptions.

Room Use Policy

  • The ATC is reserved for current DPRC-registered students. ATC lab monitors will verify your status upon check-in.
  • Students may use any of the available rooms on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Students may reserve rooms in advance (review reservation information below).
  • All users must abide by the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late, your reservation will not be honored and another student will be allowed to use the room
  • You must leave the room after 2 hours if another student is waiting. Lab Monitors will remind you to vacate the room 15 minutes before your time is up.
  • If all rooms are occupied, you may use the Assistive Technology workstations in the Study Commons,  Research Commons or other areas of the Library. The Lab Monitor on duty can direct you to these locations.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the rooms.


Students who would like to book time in these rooms (up to 2 hours per day) during business hours may make reservations by emailing, calling the ATC Lab Monitors during the hours of operation at (415) 405-5528 or in-person at the ATC.

Saving Files

Please back up your work on to a USB flash drive or Box account. The workstation desktops are for temporary storage only and are erased frequently. You are responsible for backing up your files.


There is a Black & White printer with a Print Release Station in the ATC with JAWS & headphones. Printing is provided through the Library and is paid for using your SF State OneCard. Black & White copies cost 7 cents per page. You may also print to printers in the Study Commons. For more information about printing and costs, please visit the Library's Printing page.


Rooms B & E have one wall covered with IdeaPaint, which lets you use them as a whiteboard. Please write only on the walls that are indicated. The IdeaPaint in Room B is on the left wall as you enter and the the IdeaPaint wall in Room E is directly across the door. Dry erase markers and erasers are provided.

Software and Hardware List

Each room consists of a Windows PC with the following assistive software: JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Kurzweil 3000 and Dragon Naturally Speaking. In addition, the following features are available in each room. Room F also includes the Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) software.

  Flatbed Scanner Video Magnifier Webcam Braille Display Whiteboard
Room A X X      
Room B


X     X
Room C     X    
Room D


Room E X   X   X
Room F