What is Assistive Technology?

The Assistive Technology program at Carleton College brings together academic and technological resources to complement student classroom and computing needs, particularly in support of students with physical or learning disabilities.

Based out of Carleton’s Information Technology Services (ITS), Assistive Technology coordinates with the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) and the Academic Support Center to provide students with help and information about accessible computing options available on campus.

Accessibility features, including text-to-speech and speech-to-text software, are offered on both Windows and Mac OS machines at Carleton. While the program is designed primarily to work with people facing disabilities, there are several features that all students and faculty may find useful.