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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

 


What’s New

Blackboard Ally is here!

Starting in Fall 2020, Blackboard Ally will be available in all Mason courses! Blackboard Ally is an accessibility tool that is designed to help institutions build a more inclusive online learning environment and improve access to instructional resources. Overall, it creates a more engaging and user-friendly experience for students by enabling to select the alternate formats (e.g., electronic braille, PDFs, audio/MP3, etc.) that best support their specific learning needs.

 

 

How can Ally help me?

 

Contact the ATI Office for more information!

Fall 2020 Update – ATI Virtual Services

ATI Virtual Office Hours

In response to COVID-19, ATI staff will not host in-person meetings or assessments during the fall 2020 semester. We do not, however, anticipate any disruptions to support services for students, staff, and faculty members with digital accessibility needs.

ATI staff members are available via phone and email from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To schedule a virtual meeting, please email ati@gmu.edu or call 703-993-4329 to connect with an ATI staff member.

Additional Questions regarding COVID-19 Response

For more information on Mason's response, visit Mason’s COVID-19 website.

Students

Should you have any additional questions regarding student accommodations, please visit Disability Services' COVID-19 Response Page.

Faculty

Should you have any additional questions regarding employee-related accommodations, please visit Employee Accommodations.

Mason C.A.RES Guide

To assist with the provision of accessible instructional resources, use the Mason C.A.RES. (Creating Accessible RESources) Guide. 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 documents (i.e., Word, PPT, PDF)
  • and more...

For more information, visit the Mason C.A.RES. Guide