The James Edward Knox Center Adaptive Technology Computer Site (ATCS), located on Central Campus in Room 1128 of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, is operated by the Information Technology Services (ITS). A second site is located in the Media Union on North Campus. Both locations offer equipment and software programming to meet the disability needs of UM students, faculty, and staff. Special technology available for use includes: a print scanner, talking computer (screen reading) programs, voice recognition/dictation software, magnification software, 21-inch high resolution monitors, closed circuit television (CCTV), trackballs, ergonomic chairs, motorized height adjustable workstations, ergonomic keyboards, a raised imaging printer, a Braille printer, and Ergo Quest 500 sit-stand-recline workstations, called Ergo Pods.
Upon request, students may receive training in the use of any of this technology. Jane Berliss-Vincent is the Assistive Technology Lead for U-M. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Knox Center providing information and demonstrations of hardware and software that make computer use easier or help with academic activities such as reading, writing, and notetaking. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding specific technology or how to access these labs. Jane is also happy to aid students with disabilities who have questions about using assistive technology on their personal computers or other devices.