Assessments and Referrals

The ATI provides informal assistive technology (AT) assessments for faculty, staff, and students who may need the use of assistive technology.

What is involved in an AT assessment?

  • A brief overview of the individual’s needs and the type of technology they are comfortable using.
  • An introduction to the AT solutions available and a demo of technology that may potentially work for them.
  • 1-hour informal meeting at our main office on the Fairfax campus (Please note: Meetings at satellite sites — i.e., Loudoun, Arlington, Science and Tech are handled on a case-by-case basis.). Options to meet remotely via MS Teams and Zoom are available as well.

Do I need a referral?

A referral from Disability Services (DS) opens a new window is needed for any student requesting technology accommodations, such as alternative text, testing accommodations, or other AT to use in the classroom. Faculty and Staff would need a referral from the ADA Coordinator in the Office Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) opens a new window for workplace accommodations.

No referral is needed for those not seeking classroom or workplace accommodations. The ATI will offer informal AT assessments for anyone who wishes to visit our office to see what AT is available on campus and to learn about our resources.