The Assistive Technology (AT) Lab is located in room 1017 in the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (formerly the TEL Building). The AT Lab offers services to ALL students registered with Student Accessibility Services.
Hours of Operation
The AT Lab in Victor Phillip Dahdaleh is open to in-person appointments and use. The hours of operation for the fall/winter term are:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The Virtual Information Zone
Students can connect with staff via our Virtual Information Zone every Wednesday from 1-2pm. The Virtual Information Zone is a space that invites students to ask any questions that they might have related to the following:
- Navigating the virtual York U campus
- Questions about Assistive Technology
- Programming within Student Accessibility Services, including tutoring services
- You need someone to chat with
- How to get in touch with your counsellor
Join the Virtual Information Zone via the Student Accessibility Services site on eClass.
Adaptive Account Request Form
Students registered with Student Accessibility Services who would like access to the computers in the AT Lab must complete an Adaptive Account Request Form.
Assistive Technology Lab Resources
- A quiet workspace that has access to the internet and limited printing.
- Access to word processing and various Assistive Technologies.
- Assistive Technology Specialists that offer training and support in the use of various assistive (and mainstream) hardware and software.
Low Sensory Spaces
Three low-sensory spaces are available in the AT Lab for students who need a break. These spaces can be used on a drop-in basis, using a sign in sheet providing student number, time, and space number.
AT Specialist Recommended Apps
- Scribble: www.scrible.com/
- Voice Dream: www.voicedream.com/
- Essay Writing Tips: itunes.apple.com/ca/app/essay-writing-guide/id474987099?mt=8
- Ginger: itunes.apple.com/ca/app/ginger-page-writing-app-spell/id822797943?mt=8
Communicate quickly and accurately with Ginger Page's one stop writing shop – writing tools that help you express yourself better.
- Grammarly: www.grammarly.com/office-addin/windows
Grammarly is a plugin for Microsoft Word that provides a feature rich grammar checking tool.
- Zotero: researchguides.library.yorku.ca/zotero
Zotero is an excellent program for creating citations.
- Google Inbox www.google.com/inbox/
Google Inbox is a new mail app that turns your email into a task list. Some feature include setting reminders for emails, 'snoozing' emails until you have time to read them, and grouping messages for easy access. check out a video for more info: Inbox Demo (13min)
Stress Reduction/Life Skills
- Magnus Life Skills App: Y-File press release.
Magnus help users to visualize and think through scenarios before they occur, decreasing stress and anxiety that can be overwhelming during life tasks