What is the Assistive Technology Lab Initiative?

Our goal is to help fulfill SAEO’s mission if increasing accessibility at VCU by sharing knowledge of Assistive Technology solutions with all of VCU’s students, faculty, and staff.

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive technology is an umbrella term for any device that we might use to help us complete important tasks or engage in day-to-day activities. It can be as simple as a pair of glasses or as complex as software to translate math. In the context of education, it often refers to hardware or software used by students to support their learning by making it more efficient, or helping them address barriers they face in completing important educational tasks.

What does this Initiative Do?

We work to share information about Assistive Technology in one of a few ways:

  • Working with partners around campus to create Assistive Technology Stations to share information with students through fliers and handouts
  • Uploading video content to our Kaltura Channel, sharing information about Assistive Technology
  • Presenting at Faculty or Staff trainings and consultations to help faculty learn about the tools their students may use.

If you would like to be involved with any of this activity, please email Chris Parthemos at csparthemos@vcu.edu.

Videos on Kaltura are public, and can be embedded on course pages on canvas if desired. Presentations to partners can be scheduled through this form. AT Stations can be of any size, so long as there is wall space to hang a few fliers! Files for fliers available upon request.