Assistive hardware and software available through the ATAC

The Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers (ATAC) at Indiana University provide access to a wide range of hardware and software designed to assist with IT access for individuals with vision, hearing, cognitive, and mobility impairments.

Student Technology Centers computer labs

Commonly used assistive software (Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, TextHelp Read & Write Gold, and ZoomText) is available for use on all Windows workstations in the Student Technology Centers computer labs.


The TextHelp Read & Write Gold software (PC or Mac) is available at no charge to all IU students, faculty, and staff via the Accessibility category on IUware. The software is designed to help anyone struggling with reading and writing, individuals with learning disabilities, people with vision issues, English language learners, and anyone who would rather listen to spoken text than read it with their eyes.

Available for checkout

The ATAC has a library of assistive technologies (AT) that are commonly used in the higher education environment. The library includes various assistive software for low-vision/blind computer access, voice recognition, reading assistance, and writing assistance. Also included are a variety of different talking calculators, keyboards, mice, trackballs, note-taking tools, and tactile diagramming tools. Items from the AT library are available for short-term loan; see About the ATAC's assistive technology loan program.

AT training and support

The ATAC staff are available to provide consultation, training, and support to help with your assistive technology needs. Contact the ATAC at 812-856-4112 or for more information.

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