ITL Technology for Borrowing

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 ITL borrowing collection offers learning technology (available after an orientation), ergonomic equipment, and electronic accessories and headphones.

Learn more about the Library Technology Borrowing collection.

Equipment List

Learning Technology


Dell Laptop

Dell Laptops with case, VGA adapter and charger (x2)

Software available: Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil 3000 v14, Inspiration 9, Scrivener, and standard Library computer software including Internet Browsers, MS Office, Adobe Reader, Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client, Filezilla FTP Client, Maple, Notepad++,, Putty, SPSS.

Note: An orientation is provided by the ITL Coordinator prior to borrowing this item.

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Video Magnifier​

Portable Digital Magnifier

ViSee LVM-300 Portable Digital Magnifier (x1)

This reading aide for low vision comes with a stand and has a 3.5 inch LCD screen. The device has the ability to magnify from 2x to 15x with color and inverse viewing modes. Battery holds a charge for 3 hours.

Note: An orientation is provided by the ITL Coordinator prior to borrowing this item.

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Livescribe Echo Smartpen

Livescribe Echo Smartpen (x8)

Allows you to write and record written words as well as audio so you can download to a PC or Mac for later use and study. Features include a built in speaker, microphone, micro-USB connection, and audio jack for headphones. Live Scribe has ergonomic styling and a conventional pen tip.

Important Note: Can only be used with “Livescribe dot paper.” Notebooks and other products are available through the Livescribe website and through BestBuy.

Note: An orientation is provided by the ITL Coordinator prior to borrowing this item.

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Reader Pens

C-Pen Reader

C-Pen Reader

Allows you to scan text by using the C-Pen like a highlighter, and read text aloud.

Note: An orientation is provided by the ITL Coordinator prior to borrowing this item.

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Voice Recorder

Olympus Voice Recorder

Olympus Voice Recorder (x2)

This Olympus DM-720 recorder provides high-quality recording in meetings and conferences and in other situations. It plugs directly into a computer using a USB connection.

Note: An orientation is provided by the ITL Coordinator prior to borrowing this item.

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Ergonomic Equipment

Laptop Stands

Laptop stands

Laptop Stands (x2)

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Adesso Vertical Mouse

Adesso Vertical Mouse (x2)

An ergonomic mouse designed for comfort. The mouse is positioned upright and used in a ‘handshake position’ rather than gripping the mouse with a twisted forearm. The optical sensor allows for this mouse to be used on any surface.

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Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4

Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 (x1)

Works in a comfortable “handshake” position and operates with a soft reduced grip. The pointer speed can be easily adjusted from extra low to high, and includes programmable buttons.

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Handshoe Mouse

Handshoe Mouse (x2)

Right hand and left handed handshoe mouse fits your hand as a glove would allowing for operation without griping, pinching, or stretching your fingers for complete relaxation. This mouse also features a thumb rest, and operates with light clicking.

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Logitech Performance Mouse

Logitech Performance Mouse MX (x2)

This customizable mouse lets you navigate with your thumb, adjust the cursor speed, scroll sideways, and more.

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Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse

Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse (x2)

Can be used with both the right and left hand and is designed for comfort while supporting the palm of your hand. Features include forward and backward buttons, and a large trackbll for easy control of the cursor.

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Penguin Ambidextrous Vertical Mouse

Penguin Ambidextrous Vertical Mouse (x1)

Can be used with both the right and left hand to distribute repetitive actions throughout the day. Pointer speed is fully adjustable, and the upright design eliminates the need to grip the mouse and allows space for the thumb to rest.

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Logitech Wireless Touchpad

Logitech Wireless Touchpad (x1)

This touchpad’s large, glass surface lets you navigate smoothly and precisely. It has 13 customizable gestures.

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Adesso Large Print Keyboard

Adesso Large Print Keyboard (x1)

This keyboard has large print that is four times the size of regular print. Its high-contrast yellow/black colouring reduces eye strain and assists those with visual impairment. The keys are low profile for quiet, quick response typing.

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Kinesis Advantage Keyboard

Kinesis Advantage Keyboard (x1)

Contoured keyboard has a comfortable tilt and separate thumb keys allowing you to enter, space, backspace and delete. The separate key well design allows you to minimize strain by placing your hands a shoulder width apart.

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Kinesis Freestyle 2 Adjustable Keyboard

Kinesis Freestyle 2 Adjustable Keyboard (x1)

Divides into two separate pieces allowing for complete body position control. Benefits of this compact keyboard include improved posture, reduced mouse reach, and low-force tactile key strokes.

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Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (x6)

This keyboard includes a plush palm rest and hot keys for folders and web access. It has a naturally angled key bed with an ergonomic arc, and an accessible zoom feature for desktop enlargement

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Electronic Accessories & Headphones

Headsets & Speakers

Logitech USB H390 Headphones

Logitech USB H390 Headphones (x7)

Comfortable headset with USB audio and a rotating, noise canceling microphone. Features in-line volume and mute controls.

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Dell Portable Speakers

Dell Portable Speakers (x1)

These speakers attach to laptops with a USB cord to provide loud, high-quality sound.

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Noise Cancelling Earmuffs

Noise Cancelling Earmuffs (x2)

Cushioned over-the-head earmuffs for blocking mid-range noises.

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CD/DVD Player

Portable CD/DVD Player

Portable CD/DVD Player (x1)

A Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD writer that is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems and connects to computers with a USB drive. The power is provided by the USB port, so you don’t need a bulky power adapter.

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Listening Receiver

Listening Receiver Headset

Listen Display Receiver with Headphones (x5)

Assistive listening receiver with headphones gives the user ease of use with 3 preset frequencies. Features include good sound quality, easy digital tuning.

Note: item has universal headphone jack for use with personal headphones.

Here is a list of classrooms setup for the Listen system

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