What is assistive technology?
Assistive technology or Adaptive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people with disabilities to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish or had great difficulty accomplishing by providing enhancements to or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks1
The Disability Programs and Resource Center directly supports and maintains computer workstations on campus that contain assistive software and hardware, such as screen-reading software, voice-recognition software, magnification software, braille devices and CCTVs. For a current list of locations and specific assistive technology available, please visit the Assistive Technology Locations page.
Training on assistive software and assistive hardware is available through the DPRC to students and employees with disabilities. Students and employees must first meet with a DPRC staff member before being referred for the training. The type and amount of training provided is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Support for the Campus
Campus units with Assistive Technology in their area may request consultation and ancillary technical support by the DPRC. Staff members in the DPRC work with the campus community on an ongoing basis to develop and implement additional computer access wherever needed. DPRC staff also work with representatives from Information Technology Services (ITS), Academic Technology, and University Communications to develop access standards for web design and electronic instructional delivery.
Technical Access Standards
Standards have been developed for providing physical and programmatic access to Information Technology at SF State. Please visit the Technical Access Standards page for further details.