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Whether 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!
- Informal assistive technology (AT) assessments and training (walk-ins or referrals)
- Provision of accessible media (closed captioning and audio description for instructional and front-facing video resources)*
- Provision of accessible text for students, staff, and faculty with print-related disabilities
- Web Accessibility testing, training, and support (for all Mason websites and classroom web-based tools)
- Training and support on creating accessible instructional materials (documents, videos, etc.).
- Course accessibility audits (online, face-to-face, and hybrid)*
- Technical assistance for ITS and Library personnel on AT-related issues
- Maintenance of Assistive Technology Labs in campus libraries
- Provision of other resources for accessible technology
What’s New at the ATI?
- Mason Captions! Learn about the cooperative purchasing agreements that Mason, in partnership with several other higher education institutions, has negotiated to significantly reduce our post-production captioning and transcription-related costs and ensure equivalent access to multimedia content used in our classrooms and hosted on our websites.
- Take better notes! Learn about Sonocent’s Audio Notetaker (desktop and accompanying iOS or Android app).
- Why read your books when you can listen to them? If you have a documented print disability, ask about *Learning Ally’s Audiobooks. Mason students with print disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, vision loss) can access this resource for free through our university subscription.
- Using Kaltura in your Blackboard course? Ask about Searchable Captions in Blackboard. This service is free to all Mason faculty and staff.