Assistive Technology

There is a wide variety of technology resources for individuals with disabilities throughout the UNC Charlotte campus. Computer labs and Atkins Library are equipped with assistive technology and adaptive equipment, and employees in the computer labs and the Library are knowledgeable about support technology and can assist when needed.

“Assistive technology (often abbreviated as AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”

What is AT?

The Office of Disability Services collaborates with departments across campus to provide an inclusive environment, and has specific software standards that support inclusion. These standards are available in all computer labs in UNC Charlotte, and in the Library. Standard software includes the following:

  • JAWS screen reader
  • Zoomtext screen magnifier

If specialized assistive technology is needed, contact the Office of Disability Services at 704-687-0040 (tty/v) or

Assistive Technology for employees with a documented disability is available through coordination with the employee’s supervisor. Employees who need Assistive Technology should contact their supervisor or the Department of Human Resources website, or by calling 704‑687‑2276. Employees with questions about Assistive Technology can contact the Office of Disability Services at 704‑687‑0040.

Visitors to campus can utilize the Assistive Technology that is available in Atkins Library. For more information, visit the Library Services section of the Atkins Library website or contact an Atkins Library staff member at 704‑687‑3872.