Assistive Technology Room
With the ongoing mission of implementing inclusive and accessible practices on the university campus, the Office of Learning Support identified the need for having a space for students with different disabilities to access their educational resources, library resources and accessible content for students with disabilities. In addition to this, the campus also needed more assistive technologies (hardware and software) to reduce human resource dependence, and facilitate the academic independence of the students. An Assistive Technology Room (ATR) would target these gaps by increasing the accessibility of educational materials and library resources using assistive technology and providing specialized PCs equipped with need-based assistive technology to encourage self-reliance. It would also be beneficial to other students with difficulties related to executive functioning.
The Assistive Technology Room at Ashoka University offers state-of-the-art technology to support students with various disabilities such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and specific learning disabilities. The ATR hosts assistive technology that encourages previously inaccessible fields of mathematics, and its services include subscriptions to online libraries, licensed software, applications, and audiobooks. Several students can avail the ATR facilities at the same time and are provided 24 x 7 access to the room. An ATR is a rare facility in Indian educational institutions. By having this facility available for its students, the University will exponentially widen the scope for differently-abled students to apply. It is a huge step forward in making the campus inclusive of all types of learners.
Second Floor, AC 04 (New Library Building)