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 (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:

How do I use the Inclusive Technology Lab?

  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.
  2. OR, complete an ITL Authorization Form and submit to the Library Service Desk.

Everyone registered to use the Inclusive Technology Lab receives a 15 minute orientation and must sign a Terms of Use Agreement form.

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?

ITL technology can be borrowed at the Library Service Desk whenever the Library is open.

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?

Individual consultations on how to best use assistive technology are available. Email itl.ok@ubc.ca to make an appointment. Learn at your own pace through our Getting Started ITL Guide.

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?

Email: itl.ok@ubc.ca

We will respond to your question by the end of the next business day.