Harper College

Assistive Technology Lab

The Assistive Technology Lab is located in the Access and Disabilities Services (ADS) office in Room I-103. At the lab, textbooks can be converted to digital files; students can borrow portable equipment, such as assistive listening devices, digital recorders, etc.  Appointments are recommended.  For questions about our assistive technology, please email us at:  adsatlab@harpercollege.edu.  

If you need Assistive Technology accommodations, be sure to discuss them with your Access Advocate during your intake appointment or reach out to them if you would like to determine your eligibility for them. If you have questions about the processes of your accommodations, check out the information listed below:

Request audio textbooks and conversions through the AIM portal. (Make Alternate Format Book Request)

The audio textbook may be available through Learning Ally, Bookshare Access Text Network, and Harper bookstore. Please note the electronic books from the bookstore in the BryteWave format often come with the ability to read to you.

Student will usually get files in electronic format. Watch for emails that the material is available on their Harper student Google Drive.  Material from Learning Ally works best on Humanware players. Request a player each semester and return by/before finals week.

  • If the materials are not available through Harper's sources, the AT Lab will work on converting to audio files or Braille; this process may take some time.  These requests are handled on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Any assistive technology equipment you borrow from the AT Lab must be returned before the end of the semester. 

Discuss your need(s) with your Access Advocate, then schedule a time to pick up the equipment and get training on how to use it, if needed.

If you have been approved to use text-to-speech software program or audio files for exams


Last Updated: 12/14/23