Beginning in the fall, Iowa State University students with disabilities will have a laboratory where they can gather to use assistive learning technologies.
Some $24,000 from student computer fees at ISU will help buy the needed technology for the 200-square-foot space.
The university’s digital accessibility coordinator, Cyndi Wiley, says much of the equipment is standard for this type of learning lab.
“We’re going to have some of the more typical assistive technologies," she says. "Speech-to-text, text-to-speech software, screen readers, screen magnifiers.”