Adaptive Technology Centre


Adaptive Technology Centre

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Specialized Software and Assistive Devices

The following specialized software programs and assistive devices are available in the Adaptive Technology Lab:

Premium Software in the ATC Lab

FREE Software Alternatives

Apps to Assist with Post-Secondary Learning

  • &ava (shows you who says what - a free App providing hearing support to individuals and group conversation)
  • Notability (real-time audio recording and note taking)                    
  • KNFB Reader (convert text to speech easily anytime, anywhere - available in iOS, Android and Windows 10 format)
  • VoiceOver (advanced screen reader built into MAC operating systems)
  • MATH 42 (learn and understand math step-by-step)
  • Desmos (graphing calculator, plot data, evaluate equations)
    • learn about Desmos capabilities
  • MindMeister (mind mapping for individuals or groups)
  • (To-do list and calendaring / organization / time management)

Accessibility Features Built into Your Laptop

Assistive Devices

Need more assistance with the ATC software, technology or devices, check-out the ATC LibGuide for instruction.

Print, Scan, Copy

All computers are networked to the Stauffer Library ATC Public Colour Printer located within the Adaptive Technology Lab. Students can print, scan, and copy at any of the Library locations from either your own device or by using one of the ATC Lab workstations. If you have a current​ Queen's Student or Staff card you will be loading funds using the Tri-Colour Cash​ method. Scanning to a USB key is free for current students and staff members. If you require assistance with the printer in the ATC lab, ask either the Adaptive Technology staff for assistance, or staff at the Information Services Desk will assist you. For more information about Queen's University Library printing, scanning and copying services, please visit this page.

Equipment Loan

A limited number of Livescribe pens, iPad's and Digital Audio recorders are available for short term loan.  Referred students are encouraged to trial equipment to support and improve learning environments.