Assistive Technology Program

The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) provides the campus with assistive technology licensing, training and support. The DPRC also manages the Accessible Technology Commons (ATC) lab that offers the latest in assistive technology for SF State students. 

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

Locations on campus

In addition to managing the Accessible Technology Commons (ATC), the DPRC works with IT providers on campus to install or place assistive technology in computer labs and classrooms across campus. For a complete list of locations and specific assistive technology available on campus, please visit the Assistive Technology Locations page. 


Training on assistive technology is available through the DPRC to students and employees with disabilities. Students and employees should first meet with a DPRC staff member in order to be 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 support from the DPRC. Staff members in the DPRC work with the campus community on an ongoing basis to develop and implement additional assistive technology access wherever needed.

To request consultation or support for assistive technology please fill out the form at

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.