Assistive Technology

McConnell Library has an Assistive Technology Room on Level 3 that is available for use by the campus community. Students who are registered with the Disability Resource Office have priority use. Please be aware that although the AT Room is small, it may be used by two or three people at a time. The room can be reserved, but others may use the room at the same time.

The AT Room offers two computer workstations — one Mac and one PC. Both machines have monitors with adjustable arms, and are located on motorized adjustable tables. The PC runs JAWS, Kurzweil, and Dragon Naturally Speaking software, and has an attached scanner to use with the Kurzweil software. The Mac has a large 27” screen along with magnification and screen reading accessibility tools. The room also offers noise-cancelling headphones, full-spectrum lighting, and a TeleSensory magnifier.

The room may be used by walk-in patrons, or can be booked in advance by contacting the library’s Front Desk at (540) 831-5364 or It is available for use anytime the library is open.