Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL)Location: Advanced Technology Center, AT-203 Faculty Contact Information: Shri LakshmananEmail: LakshSri@fhda.eduPhone: 408.864.5817
The Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL), provides students, faculty, and staff with information and training on various Assistive Technology tools and devices.
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology (AT), refers to “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”
Students interact with information and access learning content in a variety of ways. For many students with disabilities, accessing computers and electronic content can be difficult and challenging. Assistive Technologies enable users to engage with electronic content and accomplish tasks, which may otherwise be difficult to access or to complete.
The Computer Accessibility Lab houses a variety of technologies, hardware, and software tools to support our students' unique learning styles, preferences, and needs. Small group and one-on-one training is provided for students on various technologies in the lab. Assistive Technologies include:
Students are encouraged to advocate for their needs, to discuss their learning requirements and preferences, and are supported to become independent, life-long learners.
Computer Accessibility Lab Orientation
Please contact Shri Lakshmanan, Faculty, Computer Accessibility/Assistive Technology, to set up an appointment for an AT orientation of the Computer Accessibility Lab.
Accessibility Statement: Our goal is make materials and services accessible to all students. Please let us know if you encounter any accessibility barriers.
Visit the Assistive Technology page for more information on available tools and technologies
Students are subject to the following District Board Policies and Administrative Procedures:
Building: ATC, AT-203