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Assistive Technologies Services (AT Services) in Newman Library helps ensure that students, employees, and people with disabilities have the appropriate technologies needed to access programs and services of the university. The Newman Library facilities support a variety of disability accommodations and services based on AT, including specialized computer software, adaptive equipment, and individualized training. AT Services also coordinates AT software, equipment, and services in many other locations at Virginia Tech to include all university supported computer labs and departments requesting consultations.

Examples of Assistive Technologies supported by AT Services include:

  • Computer screen magnification, color filtering, and many other features
  • Video magnifiers with color filtering, auto highlighting, and other enhancements
  • Screen readers for the blind using keyboard or touch screen navigation
  • Scan and read products for people with low-vision or print disabilities
  • Assistive reading and writing products to improve literary abilities
  • Speech recognition for computer control and dictation
  • Note taking software, organizers, and a variety of other assistive/adaptive tools
  • Ergonomic (sit-to-stand) ADA accessible tables for university computer workstations

AT Services Computer Support

For computer support issues in AT Services, see the AT Services attendant or contact the university AT Coordinator and AT Lab Manager at (540) 231-2236, 231-3937 (Voice mail) or

Training, Research and Consulting Support

For faculty and staff seeking AT classroom instruction, research support for section 508 or W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliance, or consulting services, please contact the Director of Assistive Technologies and Research Applications at (540) 231-3461 or

Braille and Tactile Graphics Support

For literary Braille, Nemeth Braille code for mathematics and science notation, and tactile graphics, please contact Assistive Technologies by e-mail at