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 get access to the Inclusive Technology Lab?
- How do I contact the ITL and what are the hours?
- Where can I borrow ITL technology?
- How do I learn how to use assistive technology?
- How do I get involved with the Inclusive Technology Lab Advisory Council?
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:
- 2 Dell Laptops with case, VGA adapter, and charger. (software available)
- 1 3.5 inch colour portable digital magnifier with 3.5 hours battery life
- 8 Livescribe pens
- 2 digital recorders
- 1 reader pen
- 2 laptop stands
- 2 portable standing desks
- 10 types of ergonomic mice
- 1 wireless touchpad
- 5 types of ergonomic keyboards
Electronic Accessories & Headphones
- 9 Logitech H390 USB Headset with microphone
- 2 sets of noise cancelling earmuffs
- 1 Apple TV to display iPads in Inclusive Technology Lab
- 1 portable CD/DVD player
- 1 set of speakers
- 5 Listen Display Receivers with Headphones (Click here for a list of Listen enabled classrooms)
- NNELS Recording Kit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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 email@example.com 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!