Assistive Technologies Center (ATC)

The NCSU Libraries' Assistive Technologies Center houses technologies to facilitate library research and alternate format access to library materials for users with a variety of vision, hearing, and/or mobility related disabilities.

Assistive Technologies in the ATC

  • Screen Reading Software: JAWS, Kurzweil 1000, Kurzweil 3000
  • Magnification Equipment: Da Vinci Enhanced Vision Magnifier
  • Scanning Equipment: Epson Scanner, Kurzweil 1000, Kurzweil 3000
  • Braille Technology: Thomas Braille Embosser, Duxbury Braille Translator, Blazie PowerBraille 40 (Perkins-style typing device)


Room G415, Ground Floor, D. H. Hill Library

The facility is kept locked for security reasons. With a valid NC State ID, a key to the room can be borrowed from the Ask Us center.

Hours of Operation

The ATC is available whenever D. H. Hill Library is open, and no appointment is required.


Staff at the Ask Us center can provide general assistance in the use of ATC equipment and can help in selecting and using library resources. Library users who do not know how to operate independently the assistive technology in the ATC (particularly first-time users) can call in advance to schedule an appointment with a staff member (515-3364) for an orientation to the ATC.

Other Services for Users with Disabilities

For information about other library services for users with disabilities, see the Disability Services page.