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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 textbook and tactile graphics for students, staff, and faculty with print-related disabilities
- Document remediation for any Word, PowerPoint, or PDF documents hosted on front-facing websites or used in the classroom
- 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 ICT accessibility and/or AT-related issues
- Maintenance of Assistive Technology Labs in campus libraries
- Provision of other resources for accessible technology
What’s New at the ATI?
- Assistive Technology and Alternative Formats
- Struggling with your notes? Visit the ATI Office to learn more about Sonocent’s Audio Notetaker (desktop and accompanying iOS or Android app).
- Coming SPRING 2019 – GLEAN by Sonocent! During the spring 2019 semester, the ATI will be piloting a new, cloud-based audio-notetaking solution called Glean! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- 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) who are registered with Disability Services can access this resource for free through our university subscription.
- Captioning, Transcription, and Audio Description
- Using Kaltura in your Blackboard course? Ask about Interactive Transcripts for your Blackboard MyMedia videos. This service is free to all Mason faculty and staff.
- Mason Captions! Learn about the post-production captioning and transcription contracts that Mason, in partnership with several other higher education institutions, has negotiated to significantly reduce costs and ensure equivalent access to our media content.