On July 26, the Alexandria Campus Learning and Technology Resources Division hosted the Assistive Technology Across the Campus (ATAC) Workshop. The workshop was a collaboration between Disability Support Services (DSS), the Alexandria Library and Technology Innovation Learning Teaching (TILT). The workshop introduced faculty and staff to a wide range of assistive technology, as well as discussed best practices for assisting students with disabilities that require technology accommodations. The main discussion was followed by an assistive technology “petting zoo.”
Among the 29 people in attendance were representatives from DSS, the Writing Center, Testing Center, Open Computer Lab, Extended Learning Institute as well as Student Ambassadors.
DSS plans to replicate the workshop at each of NOVA’s campuses in order to help faculty and staff feel more knowledgeable and confident when working with students who use assistive technology.