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. 

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. 

For additional assistance, contact Tech Support at 573.882.5000.