The number of students with disabilities entering college is increasing. Many Iowa State students experience daily barriers to their educational goals. Creating barrier free access to hardware and software falls under the broad area of digital accessibility. Digital accessibility is not only the production of course materials, websites and communications in an accessible manner, it is a mindset and related directly to the student experience. Fully experiencing content and materials using assistive technology is essential in supporting this mindset. The Digital Accessibility Lab is a physical space on campus for students with disabilities to work together using assistive technology, and a place for them to try out new technologies that could increase their course engagement.
Durham Center 108
Hours: Anyone at ISU can use the lab. The lab will be closed until Fall 2021 due to the COVID-19 campus-wide computer lab closings.
- Accessibility Audits
- User Experience
- Accessibility Testing
- Controller mapping
- The lab is included in several grants
Technology in the Lab
Windows and Mac Laptops, Windows desktops, screen magnifiers, screen reading software, text-to-speech software, speech-to-text software, gaming hardware and software, VR headsets, eyetracking device, wearable keyboards, and switch controls