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Perspectives on Disability

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What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology (sometimes called Adaptive Technology) includes hardware or software designed to provide improved information access for individuals with disabilities.

For example, the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers feature screen reading software that makes a computer accessible to individuals who are blind.

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What We Do

The Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC) serves Indiana University students, faculty and staff with and without disabilities by providing access to specialized assistive technologies that help with reading, writing, studying, and information access. Whatever your needs are feel free to contact us or stop by and we will be happy to discuss how we can help you.

Students, if you would like to know more about our free services and how we can assist you, please fill out our Student Services Request Form

Read&Write Gold
available on IUware

Read&Write Gold assistive software supports reading and writing with:

  • Text-to-speech of PDFs, web pages, Word docs, and any on screen text
  • Enhanced spell checking tools
  • Convert text into mp3s

Read & Write Gold is available (for PCs and Macs) on IUware to students, faculty, and staff free of charge. To learn more, watch a video of Read&Write Gold's features on YouTube.

Centers Located at Both IUB and IUPUI

IU Bloomington

Hours: Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm
Location: Herman B. Wells Library Room W305H (West Tower)
(IUB Directions/Accessibility)
Phone: 812-856-4112
Email: Email the ATAC at IU Bloomington

IUPUI (Indianapolis)

Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days
Location: Informatics and Communications Technology Complex Room # 131
(IUPUI Directions/Accessibility)
Phone: 317-274-6482
Email: Email the ATAC at IUPUI