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?
- How do I obtain access to the Inclusive Technology Lab?
- When is the ITL open?
- Where can I borrow ITL technology?
- How do I learn how to use assistive technology?
- What is it like in the Inclusive Technology Lab?
- How do I get involved with the Inclusive Technology Lab Advisory Council?
- How do I contact the Inclusive Technology Lab?
What technology is available?
The Inclusive Technology Lab in LIB 101 includes:
- 5 Dell workstations (software available)
- 1 Dell workstation with JAWS and Kurzweil 1000
- 2 Epson Perfection V600 scanners
- 1 printer linked to the campus printing system
- Ergonomic chairs, a kneeling chair and electric adjustable height workstations
- 1 electric adjustable height group study table with an LCD TV and a VGA connection
- 6 study carrels in a distraction-reduced study space
The ITL Borrowing collection, available at the Library Service Desk, includes:
- 2 Dell Laptops with case, VGA adapter, and charger. (software available)
- 2 iPAD Air 32G with case, VGA adapter, stylus and charger (apps available)
- 9 Logitech H390 USB Headset with microphone
- 1 3.5 inch colour portable digital magnifier with 3.5 hours battery life
- 1 Apple TV to display iPADs in Inclusive Technology Lab
- 2 laptop stands
- 9 ergonomic mice
- 9 ergonomic keyboards
- 8 Livescribe pens
- 2 digital recorders
- 10 listening receivers
- 2 sets of noise cancelling earmuffs
- 1 portable CD/DVD player
- 1 set of speakers
- 1 wireless touchpad
- 3 voice recorders
How do I use the Inclusive Technology Lab?
- 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.
- OR, complete an ITL Authorization Form and submit to the Library Service Desk.
When is the ITL open?
The ITL is open when the Library is open. You will be issued a Salto key card so that you may access the ITL whenever the Library is open. Note: the ITL will close 15 minutes before the main Library does.
How do I borrow ITL technology?
The first time each academic year that you borrow ITL technology, you will need to complete a Technology Borrowing Agreement Form. You will need to present your UBC ID card and a valid piece of photo identification.
How do I learn how to use assistive technology?
What is it like in the Inclusive Technology Lab?
Watch a video produced by UBCO.TV at the ITL Open House (Fall 2015).
How do I get involved with the Inclusive Technology Lab Advisory Council?
The ITL Advisory Council seeks broad membership from across the University. Find more information on joining the advisory council here.
How do I contact the Inclusive Technology Lab?
We will respond to your question by the end of the next business day.