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Assistive Technology

Disability Services has a range of assistive technology that may be loaned to eligible students to support their study. Assistive software or hardware is available for on-campus use via the Adaptive Technology Suites. The University has a Disability Equipment Grant available only to currently enrolled undergraduate students to apply for funds to purchase assistive technology for use at home.

Adaptive Technology Suites (ATS)

Adaptive Technology Suites (ATS) are computer facilities available for use by students with disabilities at UniSA. They are designed to improve access to the University's online environment. A suite is available at each of the metropolitan campus libraries.

Whether your disability makes it hard to wait about for a pool computer to become available, or means that using the specialised software and equipment in the suites will help you with your studies, the ATS may assist you.

Accessing the ATS

Students eligible for the ATS must have this service negotiated as part of their Access Plan.  Disability Service staff will introduce new users to the facilities and arrange training where required.

ATS facilities are available for use during library opening hours.  The rooms can be booked online, at the library loans desk or by phone. If you are likely to need assistance to access the suite, inform the library when you make your booking. Provide your name and student ID and specify the time for which the room is requested. Bookings can be made for up to 4 hours per day. Note that if you are more than 15 minutes late, the booking may be given to another student. The key to the room can be collected from the library loans desk.


ATS Locations

The suites are located in each metropolitan campus library:

Whyalla and Mount Gambier students who wish to enquire about adaptive technology should contact the Disability Service


Using ATS Computers

All UniSA students are expected to have some basic PC skills and be familiar with basic word processing packages and operating systems such as Windows.

ATS computers operate in the same computer environment as the University's pool computers with additional hardware and software as outlined below.


ATS Software and Equipment

All the software packages loaded on the Adaptive Technology computers incorporate extensive inbuilt help features.

Other products may be made available to meet demand. To request further resources contact the Disability Service at the Learning and Teaching Unit.


ATS Furniture


ATS Problem Solving


ATS Workshops


Useful links

Dr Kerri Allen was instrumental in developing the ATS. Sadly Dr Allen has now passed away. The ATS at Magill campus has been named the Dr Kerri Allen Suite in her honour.

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