Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC) at IU

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

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Hardware, software, and alternate media

  • Common adaptive applications (Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, TextHelp Read&Write, and ZoomText) are available on all Windows workstations in the Student Technology Centers computer labs.
  • Software and hardware loaner program (available to students at no charge on a per semester basis; 30-day loans for faculty and staff)
    • Software to assist those with a range of impairments in reading, writing, and studying
    • Alternative input devices and ergonomic hardware solutions
    • Magnification equipment to assist those with vision impairment
  • Alternate media creation (available to students at no charge)
    • Accessible eTexts to accommodate print disabilities
    • Braille and tactile graphics for the vision impaired
    • Captioning and transcription for multimedia content
    • Video description

To request more information on these services, call 812-856-4112 for an appointment or use the student service request form.

Accessibility consultations 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
  • Easily readable reports detailing issues and recommended solutions
  • In-person demonstrations of accessibility issues

The ATAC can perform accessibility evaluations on:

  • Websites, 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

The ATAC serves all IU campuses through offices located on the IUB and IUPUI campuses. If unsure of who to contact at the ATAC, call the main office at 812-856-4112 or email the ATAC.


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



Adaptive Educational Services (AES)
Joseph T. Taylor Hall (UC), Room 100
815 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-274-6482

Faculty and staff

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

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