Disability Support Services

Assistive Technology

Learn more about assistive technology available to students with documented disabilities at Emmanuel College through the Disability Support Service Office.

According to the Rehabilitation Act Regulations, postsecondary services are required to provide auxiliary aids, such as taped texts, E-texts, or other alternative formats, to students with disabilities (Rothstein, 1993). These auxiliary aids are referred to in the educational literature as ancillary equipment, adapted computer technology, and assistive technology. Allowing students with disabilities to use such aids is considered making an academic adjustment or reasonable accommodation.

Please note: The college does not provide equipment which may be for exclusive personal use. Such equipment may be available through the student's state rehabilitation agency. The Director of Disability Support Services will assist students in finding equipment and in identifying sources of funding.