Assistive Technology Assessments, Training, and Support Mason Captions! Assistive Technology Labs Captioning and Audio Description Creating Accessible Documents Webinars and Presentations

Assistive Technology Assessments, Training, and Support

The ATI Office offers assistive technology assessments, training, and support to all Mason students, staff, and faculty.

Mason Captions!

Learn about our post-production captioning and transcription cooperative purchasing agreements!

Assistive Technology Labs

Assistive Technology workstations are available at all library locations.


Captioning and Audio Description

The ATI office will add captions and audio description to your instructional and/or web-based videos. This service is free to all Mason faculty and staff.

Creating Accessible Documents

Learn how to create accessible documents (Word, PPT, and PDF).

Webinars and Presentations

Review the ATI’s archive of assistive technology and accessibility webinars and presentations!

About Us

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Computer IconWhether you have a disability or not, the ATI is committed to ensuring equivalent access to all information and communications technology (ICT) resources on our campuses. We provide direct assistive technology assessment, training, and support services to individuals with disabilities in the Mason community who require immediate technology solutions. We also work closely with our campus strategic partners to develop and implement a broad, comprehensive ICT accessibility plan. Contact Us for more information!


ATI Services


ATI Virtual Open House Series, 6/1-6/5

come join us for an open house


Meet ATI Staff

Learn more about the ATI’s team of AT and ICT accessibility specialists here to help you!


Virtual Open House Schedule

The Virtual Open House* schedule will be as follows (click the link to connect to each session):

  • June 1st (Monday) – Assistive Technology Tools, Supports, and Services (Tiffany O’Neal)
  • June 2nd (Tuesday) – Accessible Textbooks Q&A (Nancy Borck and Jen Little Brown)
  • June 3rd (Wednesday) – Captioning and Transcription Solutions (Robert Starr)
  • June 4th (Thursday) – Creating Accessible Word, PPT, and PDF Documents (Robert Starr)
  • June 5th (Friday) – Web Accessibility Basics (Kristine Neuber)


All sessions will run from 12:30pm – 1:00pm. Time will be extended as needed based upon attendance and questions. Email the ATI Office to attend!


Upcoming Summer 2020 AT & ICT Training Workshops

Starting on June 15th, ATI staff will host a series of Summer 2020 AT & ICT accessibility training workshops. A sampling of proposed workshop offerings is as follows:

  • Notetaking Strategies for Online Courses
  • Captioning and Transcription – Who? What? When? Where? Why?
  • Understanding the Accessible Textbook Process
  • Do-It-Yourself…
    • Making your Word, PPT, and PDF Documents Accessible
    • Web Accessibility 101
  • Using Bb Ally to make your course content accessible
  • And more…

Details coming soon…


Want to learn more? Contact the ATI Office for more information!

ATI Update Summer 2020

Mason CARES Guide

The ATI has developed a resource guide to aid faculty and staff with the development of accessible and usable instructional resources.

Among other things, this resource provides guidance on:

  • Making your Blackboard course more accessible and usable
  • How to ensure multimedia (i.e., audio and/or video) used online is accessible
  • how to create accessible Office 2019 and Office 365 Documents
  • and more...

For more information, visit the Mason CARES (Creating Accessible RESources) Guide