desk full of keyboards and other technologies to help the visually impared


The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has opened an Assistive Technologies Centre where staff and students can trial assistive equipment and technologies to better support their studies. The centre has more than 100 pieces of technology–including different types of computer mice, aids to help with reading and writing, and a 3D printer–and experts on site to guide visitors on how to use the surrounding tools. After testing a device from the centre, students can then make an informed purchase or borrow the item from the NAIT Library. “Many individuals can access and benefit from the technology here,” said NAIT Learning Services Manager Wendy Marusin. “We’re about removing barriers.”


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