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Accessible Technology

Using assistive technology may be a reasonable modification or function enhancement for students with disabilities and UM employees. IT Accessible Technology Services provides demonstration, training, and authorization of usage of such assistive technology. Students should meet with their DSS coordinator first. Employees can contact the campus AT specialist directly

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Pinned Article What is Accessible Technology Services (ATS)?

Accessible Technology Services support students and employees in creating and using accessible web, media, documents, course materials, assistive technology, and electronic and information technology resources.

How can I learn about accessible technology support provided at UM?

IT provides training and consulting to help departments meet requirements of UM's Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility policy.

How can I learn more about Read&Write literacy assistance software?

Read&Write is literacy software available to UM faculty, staff and students. Read&Write is effective for converting image PDFs to text PDFs, focusing writing and research skills, ESL students, and students requiring reading and writing assistance. Read&Write is a free download available to all UM students, Faculty, and Staff.

How do I caption videos?

Captioning is the process of converting the audio content of a television broadcast, webcast, film, video, CD-ROM, DVD, live event, or other productions into text and displaying the text on a screen, monitor, or other visual display system. This article provides general information on video captioning as well as instructions for uploading .srt files to youtube videos as well as links to instructions on how to create and sync your own video captions.

How do I download, install, and activate Texthelp's Read&Write for my PC or Macintosh?

Texthelp's Read&Write is a literacy enhancement software available to all UM faculty, staff, and students. Read&Write provides support for aiding research, writing, and reading skills. This software is particularly helpful for students developing their literary abilities.

How do I OCR convert a PDF?

The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) document converter service at ATS automatically converts individual image-based PDFs and images into text-based electronic documents.

How do I request a review of my UM website?

UM website reviews in conjunction with WTS (Web Technology Services) are provided to UM campus departments.

How do I request a software or hardware review?

IT provides electronic and information technology (EIT) reviews for departments to meet UM's Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility policy.

How do I request an accessible alternative text format?

The University of Montana strives to deliver alternative formats of text in a reasonable amount of time. In Accessible Technology Services, textbooks will be converted on a "first in, first out" basis.

How do I request assistive technology (AT) if I am an eligible student or employee?

Using assistive technology may be a reasonable modification or function enhancement for students with disabilities and UM employees. IT Accessible Technology Services provides demonstration, training, and authorization of usage of such assistive technology. Students should meet with their DSS coordinator first. Employees can contact the campus AT specialist directly

What assistive technology software is available in labs?

UM labs normally have several types of assistive technology.

What do I need to do before I meet with the Assistive Technology Specialist?

This Knowledge Base article presents the things required to get the most out of your meeting with the Assistive Technology Specialist. Here, you will be instructed what to bring and where you can get the assistance you may require to receive the highest benefit from your meeting.

What is the EIT procurement process?

The process of reviewing electronic and information technology (also called information and communication technology) at the University of Montana.