Disability Accommodations

By definition assistive technology is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities” (Assistive Technology Act of 2004; Assistive Technology Act of 1988).  

At Kirkwood, we strive to provide access and information on assistive technology tools to students, faculty and staff. We offer information and demonstrations of assistive technology software and apps.  

Assistive Technology Lab
2025 Cedar Hall, main campus in Cedar Rapids
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone Number: (319) 398-5439 or (319) 398 – 5574
There are five Window PC’s and one Mac available for student use.

Assistive technology tools available in the lab:
•    JAWS
•    Window Eyes
•    Dragon Naturally Speaking
•    Read & Write (For PC and Mac)
•    Zoomtext
•    NVDA
•    CCTV
•    Alternative Keyboards,
•    Smartpens (for demo purposes)
•    Scanner
•    Alternative mouse
•    Adjustable tables
•    Etc.

Assistive technology software may available at other campus locations by request. To learn more about assistive technology at Kirkwood's county or regional centers or to request assistive technology to used at any of these locations, please contact amanda.thompson@kirkwood.edu.

Assistive Technology for Everyone  
Here is a booklet of free or low cost assistive technology tools which may be helpful to you as a college student or in your personal life. Feel free to check them out and download to your own device.  We aim to keep this list current with new technology trends. If there is an app or software you feel we should include, please email amanda.thompson@kirkwood.edu.

Assistive Technology for Everyone PDF