Inclusive Technology Lab

The Inclusive Technology Lab (ITL) is a space to experiment with assistive technology. It is a supportive environment designed to facilitate learning and research through access and training with assistive technologies.

  • The Inclusive Technology Lab, located in LIB 101, provides students with six assistive technology workstations, a distraction-reduced study space, and an accessible group study space.
  • Additionally, assistive technology can be borrowed from the Library Service Desk, located centrally on the first floor of the Library.
  • Peer and professional support is available to provide orientations and instruction on how to make the most of the technology available.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What technology is available?

The Inclusive Technology Lab in LIB 101 includes:

  • 5 Dell workstations with assistive software
  • 1 Dell workstation with JAWS and Kurzweil 1000
  • 2 Epson Perfection V600 scanners and 1 printer linked to the campus printing system
  • Ergonomic chairs, a kneeling chair and electric adjustable height workstations
  • 6 study carrels in a distraction-reduced study space

Visit the Library Service Desk to borrow:

Learning Technology

Ergonomic Equipment

Electronic Accessories & Headphones

How do I get access to the Inclusive Technology Lab?

Option 1: Register with the Disability Resource Centre, located in UNC 214.
Note: The DRC will only share  your name, student number and email address with the Library in order to sign you up for ITL access.

Option 2: Have a UBC Okanagan staff or faculty member email itl.ok@ubc.ca  to request that you have access to use the ITL to learn about assistive technology.

Both options: You will be contacted by Library staff to set up an orientation to the space and technology.

How do I contact the ITL? What are the ITL hours?

Email: itl.ok@ubc.ca

The ITL is open when the Library is open and you will be given a Salto key card to open the door. Note: the ITL will close 15 minutes before the main Library does.

How do I learn how to use assistive technology?

Email itl.ok@ubc.ca to make an individual appointment to learn how to use assistive technology.

Learn at your own pace through our Getting Started ITL Guide.

How do I get involved with the Inclusive Technology Lab Advisory Council?

The ITL Advisory Council seeks broad membership from across the University. If you are interested in contributing, we will be happy to welcome you!