Inclusive Technology Lab

The Inclusive Technology Lab is a supportive environment designed to facilitate learning and research through access and training with assistive technologies.

Research and Study with Assistive Technology

  • The Inclusive Technology Lab provides students with six assistive technology workstations, a distraction-reduced study space, and an accessible group study space.
  • Assistive technology can be borrowed from the Library Service Desk, located centrally on the first floor of the Library. Please note that some technology requires an orientation before it can be borrowed.
  • Peer and professional support is available to provide orientations and instruction on how to make the most of the technology available.

Location and Contact

How do I get access to the Inclusive Technology Lab?

Option 1:
Register with the Disability Resource Centre, located in UNC 214.

Option 2:
Request that a UBC Okanagan staff or faculty member emails itl.ok@ubc.ca to make a referral for you.

Option 3:
Email itl.ok@ubc.ca to meet with the ITL coordinator.

Staff helping a student in the ITL lab


ITL Technology

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

Learning Technology (Orientation required)
Email itl.ok@ubc.ca to schedule.

Visit the Library Service Desk to borrow:

Ergonomic Equipment

Electronic Accessories & Headphones

View all ITL Equipment for Borrowing

Join the ITL Advisory Council

The Inclusive Technology Lab (ITL) Advisory Council is a group of students, researchers and university staff with an interest in supporting and/or conducting research on students with disabilities and assistive technology. The council advises the Library on how to best direct and evaluate the initiatives of the ITL with collaboration and innovation in mind.

The ITL Advisory Council seeks broad membership from across the University. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other campus departmental representatives are encouraged to join the council. Contact Barbara Sobol, Undergraduate Services Librarian, at itl.ok@ubc.ca if you are interested in participating. The ITL Advisory Council meets for an hour twice a year.

Meeting minutes are posted below.