Indiana University

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers at IUB and IUPUI

The Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC) at Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI provide a wide range of services for qualifying students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, as well as comprehensive accessibility evaluation and consulting services for the IU community.

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Services for qualifying students, faculty, and staff

  • Common adaptive applications (Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, and ZoomText) available on all IUB and IUPUI Windows workstations in the Student Technology Centers

  • Software and hardware loaner program (per semester basis, free of charge)

    • Software to assist those with learning disabilities, motor impairment, hearing impairment, and vision impairment
    • Alternative input devices to assist those with motor and physical issues affecting their ability to interact with a workstation, take notes, etc.
    • CCTVs and other magnification equipment to assist those with vision impairment

  • Alternative media creation (free of charge)

    • Accessible eTexts, large print, and more, for support of those for whom print is inaccessible or difficult
    • Tactile graphics of math, diagrams, and graphs for those who cannot see images in their original format
    • Podcast transcriptions (and for videos when captioning is not possible) for the hearing impaired
    • Video captions for the hearing impaired
    • Audio description of videos for the visually impaired

To request more information on these services, call for an appointment or use the student service request form.

Services for the IU community

The ATAC also provides comprehensive accessibility evaluation and consulting services for the IU community. Evaluation services offered include a combination of:

  • Expert reviews
  • Functional accessibility evaluation by users of adaptive technology
  • Technical accessibility evaluation by manual and semi-automatic code reviews performed by people experienced in accessibility best practices
  • Accessibility conformance testing against relevant accessibility standards

Evaluations include in-person demonstrations of accessibility issues. Upon request, an easily readable report can be provided detailing the effects and severity of such issues, and recommended solutions.

The ATAC can perform accessibility evaluations on:

  • Web sites, online systems, web applications
  • Course materials and documents
  • Software
  • Hardware (e.g., printers, print release stations, phones)

To request an evaluation, submit the Accessibility Evaluation Request Form.

Contact information

IUB

Wells Library W305
Bloomington, IN 47408
Third floor, West Tower, down the hall from the Disability Services for Students (DSS) office
Staffed Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4:30pm
812-856-4112

IUPUI

ICTC
535 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Offices in the UITS side of the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex
Appointments available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Ask at the atrium reception desk for ATAC
317-274-6482

Email ATAC