Disability & Access Center

ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER

The Adaptive Technology Center (ATC) is centrally located on campus in the James E. Walker Library (LIB), Room 174 and is open to the public with priority given to Middle Tennessee State University students registered with Disabled Student Services (DSS). The ATC strives to offer undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities, who are registered with DSS, access to adaptive computers and devices that support both student and faculty needs in achieving an accessible and equitable academic experience. For those eligible, the ATC offers short-term adaptive technology loans and a wide variety of alternative media options. Students and/or faculty/departments that are working with students with disabilities may have access to technologies and media options such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, text-to-speech applications, speech-to-text services, tactile graphics, enlarged print materials, etc. Other alternative media options may be discussed on a case-by-case basis and all alternative media must be academically related.

ATC HOURS OF OPERATION

Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday (8:00 am - 11:00 pm)
Friday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Saturday (10:30 am - 5:30 pm)
Sunday (2:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday (8:00 am - 8:00 pm)
Friday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

DSS students are not limited to the computers in the ATC alone due to the strategic placement of adaptive computers and devices at other convenient MTSU locations. Adaptive technologies can be found at the following locations: Business and Aerospace Building (BAS), Kirksey Old Main (KOM), McWherter Learning Resources Center (LRC), and the public areas in the James E. Walker Library (LIB). Please note that each of these locations have separate posted hours of operation.

ATC TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Please make note that the ATC is not responsible for supporting personal computers, except when the problem is directly related to the use of an adaptive technology. Personal computers are the sole responsibility of their respective owners. The ATC will neither trouble-shoot defective hardware nor provide or reinstall an operating system (OS), Microsoft product, anti-virus software, etc. Any necessary repairs must be directly related to an adaptive technology need and must be approved by the Adaptive Technology Coordinator. The staff of the ATC is also not responsible for the "specs" of desired personal computers.

If a student should have problems with his/her personal computer, then he/she should follow the standard university protocols that relate to owning/using a personal computer on or off campus. For example, ResNet is another service that provides technical support to students who live on campus by assisting with the connection to the campus network. ResNet can be contacted at (615) 898-5891, rnethelp@mtsu.edu, or you may visit the computer lab in the Wood/Felder Hall. If a student lives off campus and utilizes his/her computer on campus, he/she should contact or inquire about the services from the Information Technology Division (ITD) Help Desk. The ITD Help Desk is a 24/7 resource that can be contacted at (615) 898-5345, help@mtsu.edu , or students may visit the basement of the Cope Administration Building (CAB).

For more information, feel free to contact the Adaptive Technology Coordinator at (615) 904-8550, adatech@mtsu.edu , or visit Room 174 in the James E. Walker Library.