How do I schedule assistive technology appointments?

Eligibility

UM students, who have accommodations and are approved by Disability Services for Students, can receive Assistive Technology demonstration, training, and authorization of usage of AT.

Schedule Assistive Technology Appointments

Assistive Technology support is available at IT Accessible Technology Services in Social Sciences Room 126. To schedule an appointment with the Assistive Technology Coordinator, fill out an AT Technology appointment request. Indicate what kind of computer, smartphone, or tablet you will be bringing to the appointment and the assistive technology you are requesting.  Please be advised, many assistive technology software solutions are not supported on Google Chrome books and are not recommended for use with assistive technology. Additionally, Android devices may encounter similar issues with assistive technologies.

What to Do Before Your Meeting

  • Know how to log into your UM student email and Cyberbear.
  • Know your student ID (790) number.
  • Know your student net ID. (ab123456).
  • Have your computer/smartphone/tablet’s operating system fully up to date.
  • Have your computer/smartphone/tablet’s logged into UM’s eduroam network if on campus.
  • If you are going to be utilizing an iOS device, know your Apple ID information.
  • If you are using an Android Device, know your Google Play information.

For help with UM student email, campus wireless connection, or downloading Texthelp’s Read&Write

If Meeting on Campus, Remember to Bring:

  • Computer (Must be Windows or Mac-based. Many assistive technologies are incompatible with Chrome Books)
  • Smart Phone
  • Tablet

Note About Your Appointment

  • Appointments are typically over Zoom and may last between one hour to an hour and a half in length (depending on computer functionality and internet speed). Training can be learning intensive. Distractions will prevent you from receiving the full benefit of the training. Make sure you are able to spend this much time. If not, please fill out the following form and reschedule for a time more suitable. If you have children or pets (unless you have a service animal accommodation from DSS), it is requested you sequester them from the meeting.​​​​​​
  • The purpose of this appointment is to help you learn:  
    • How to use the available assistive technologies as they pertain to your disability and device.
    • How to complete and submit the alternative format conversion forms. 
    • How to download and access alternative formats.

Note Where Your Meeting is Located

Your AT meeting will be held in the IT Accessible Technology Services in Social Sciences Room 120. 

Social Science Building Exterior

 

 

 

 

 

 

The image above is the outside view of the Social Sciences Building. 

Social Science 120 Interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

The image above is the IT Central Office's entrance in the Social Sciences Building. 

For further information, please contact:

Timothy Mc Henry, 
Assistive Technology Specialist
Accessible Technology Services, IT
Social Sciences 120
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Office Hours 8-4:30 M-Th/8-2:30 Fr
Phone: 406.243.4461 │ Fax: 406.243.2689 | Appointments

 

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Article ID: 47892
Created
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