Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (often abbreviated as AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive technology includes products and services to help people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, etc. Different disabilities require different assistive technologies. Assistive technology products are designed to provide additional accessibility to individuals who have physical or cognitive difficulties, impairments and disabilities. When selecting assistive technology products, it is crucial to find products that are compatible with the computer operating system and programs on the particular computer being used.

Assistive Technology Equipment Loans

Assistive technology equipment loans are available at all Georgia State University locations at their respective Access and Accommodations Center offices. Equipment loans are due on or before the last day of class of the respective semester. Failure to return equipment will result in a hold placed on the students account. In the event that the equipment has been lost, it is the student’s responsibility to replace the lost equipment in order to remove the hold.

Available Assistive Software

  • Fusion
  • Zoomtext
  • Read and Write
  • Sonocent

Available Assistive Hardware

  • CCTV
  • Roger Pen
  • Lapel and Conference Microphones
  • Portable Handheld Magnifier
  • Trackball Mouse
  • Livescribe Echo Smartpen
  • Digital Audio Recorder