Assistive Technology Training Center (ATTC)
The Mission of the Ohio State University Student Life Disability Services Assistive Technology Training Center is to provide students with disabilities access to an education through the use of assistive technology. This training center, which serves as a campus resource, houses state-of-the-art technology and is a model of assistive technology for all of Ohio State's open access computer labs. Finally, the training center will enhance the independence of students with disabilities in accessing learning and an education.
The Student Life Disability Services Assistive Technology Training Center (ATTC) computer lab is available for students' use during regular Disability Services office hours. The ATTC is equipped with PC computers, scanners and various assistive technology software and equipment that feature:
- Scan-to-Speech, Text-to-Speech, and Web-to-Speech software, that utilizes bi-modal output via computer-generated voice
- Word prediction software
- Screen reader software
- Screen enlargement software
- CCTV and portable text magnification systems
- Printer access for note-takers
- Large and flat screen monitors
- Refreshable Braille displays
- Adaptive mice and keyboards (upon request)
- Alternative navigation programs
- Adjustable tables
Some examples of the specialized software available on the ATTC computers are: WYNN, Kurzweil 3000, Read & Write Gold - primarily designed to assist students with learning disabilities - this can help students overcome their reading and written language deficits. In addition, this software has excellent study guide composition tools. ZoomText and JAWS are designed to assist students who are visually impaired or blind as they enlarge the screen or read aloud anything found on the screen. For those with difficulty with typing using the standard keyboard, Dragon Naturally Speaking allows you to dictate directly to the computer with your words appearing right on the screen. ATTC computers also have the software most commonly found in labs across campus (Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). Any student needing class-specific software loaded on the ATTC computers should contact their Access Specialist at the beginning of the semester.
If you need training in the use of the assistive technology located on campus, please contact Disability Services at 614-292-3307 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. During Disability Services office hours, the ATTC staff is available for student questions without appointment.
098 Baker Hall
113 W. 12th Ave
ATTC Hours of Operation
Autumn & Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Locations of assistive-technology on campus
Many of the assistive technologies found in the Disability Services ATTC lab can be found elsewhere on campus. Specifically, core assistive technologies Read and Write Gold, JAWS and ZoomText are available on over 1000 machines on campus:
- Science and Engineering Library-175 W 18th Avenue
- Thompson Library-1858 Neil Avenue
- Biological Sciences/Pharmacy Library-102 Riffe Building, 496 West 12th Avenue
- Veterinary Medicine Library-225 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Road
- Younkin Success Center-computers on the second floor landing
For library hours of operation, please visit the university library’s webpage at the following URL: http://library.osu.edu/find/borrowing-and-lending/circulation-services/library-hours/
Over 12 labs throughout the Columbus campus. For specific computer labs that provide this software and hours of operation, please visit the OCIO’s “Location and Hours” page at the following URL: https://ocio.osu.edu/blog/fsguide/computing/
For a complete listing of available assistive technology at the Ohio State University, please click the following link: http://www.slds.osu.edu/accommodations-services/assistive-technology/assistive-technology-location-hours/