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Accessibility at Indiana University

The UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center (ATAC) uses technology to provide equal access and an inclusive environment for all of IU. Find software, hardware, and consulting services for accessible learning.
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Reach and engage all your learners

1 in 5 college-aged students has been diagnosed with a disability, while many others remain undiagnosed because of stigmas or financial barriers. Students, staff, and faculty alike may also face temporary disabilities during their time at IU. The UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center (ATAC) works to ensure that every person across the IU community is supported through technology and inclusive learning design.

Contact ATAC for support

ATAC partners with campus disability services to offer this comprehensive support. ATAC experts have experience using teaching tools that are already widely used across campus, and provide accessible programs and services to students, departments, and faculty.

Accessibility experts

Michael Mace Manager, UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers Read bio
Mary Stores Principal Accessibility Consultant Read bio

Accessible learning tools

Support every student with tools that make learning accessible in any context. These tools and services are available to students, faculty, and partners across every IU campus.

Textbooks and media

Alternate formats can be provided for any type of instructional material that students may need to use. Students will need to obtain approval first by contacting their campus’s disability services office. Alternate media options include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessible eTexts for interactive reading software or screen-reading software
  • Braille and textile graphics
  • Large print

Requests for alternate media must be made within specific time frames, listed in our available formats document (requires an IU login).

Assistive hardware

ATAC offers a wide range of assistive hardware available for checkout, including keyboards, mice, Livescribe pens, and instructional aids.

Assistive software

ATAC has an extensive library of software packages available for checkout. This includes software to support reading and writing, tools for note taking, and screen magnification and screen-reading software.

Accessibility consultations

The experienced consultants at ATAC can show you how to use technology to engage all your learners, using teaching tools you already know. Using principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our consultants can help ensure that each student can realize their full potential. Consultants can help with:
  • Assessing an existing course for accessibility concerns
  • Developing a remediation plan, including timelines
  • Coordinating resources for materials remediation, including text, audio, and video
  • Assisting with accommodation requests that faculty receive from campus disability services offices