Adaptive Technology Consultations

Adaptive Technology Consultations

Adaptive Technology is technology that is used or modified by people with a disability or impairment to help them accomplish a specific task. The ACT Center provides consultations for anyone with a permanent or temporary disability to assist in making informed choices about adaptive technology and to find cost-effective ways to meet their adaptive equipment needs.

All consultations are confidential and are held at the ACT Center, located on the lower level, north side of Memorial Union in N18. Evaluations can take anywhere from 30 -60 minutes.

The evaluation will take into consideration:

  • Medical information
  • Abilities
  • Challenges and needs
  • Technology skills
  • Environment (school, office, or home)
  • Goals for your education, career, and/or daily activities

The next step is to identify useful adaptive equipment, vendor resources, and funding resources. 

Types of adaptive technology that may help:

Hardware

  • Large print keyboards
  • Large monitors
  • Magnification devices
  • Speech output systems
  • Trackballs

Software

  • Text-to-speech
  • Speech-to-text
  • Magnification
  • Braille conversion

A written summary of recommendations and resources can be emailed to you or your supervisor upon your request.

There is no fee associated with the consultation. You are responsible for any purchases. 

Note: In FY22 changes were made to the way some IT costs are distributed to the capus. We've added IT costs for some our services to the MU Allocation Model. As a result of the change, all expenses included in the FY22 MU allocation model are assigned to each entity based on their percentage of expenses to the total and then that amount is deducted from their annual General Revenue Allocation. For example, if the School of Music accounts for 10% of overall expenses, they will be assigned 10% of the IT expenses and the GRA allocation is reduced accordingly. This reduction is done BEFORE the allocation is transferred to the entity.

 **Please Note: Data Network monthly charges are included in the allocation model, but activation and installation charges still apply.

Consultations are available at the ACT Center for MU faculty, staff, or students located on the MU campus. 

Call the ACT Center at 573.884.2828 or toll-free 866.396.2380 to make an appointment. 

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