AT-on-Demand: Your Assistive Technology Instantly on Any Computer

Thursday, July 20, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Currently, students and adults who need Assistive Technology (AT) are unable to use a majority of the non-personal computers they need to use. Whether it’s a library PC, a work laptop or a school classroom computer, these computers are accessible to all but AT users. Almost all computers throughout the library or school have no AT. Some places have a couple computers with a couple AT - but even those are often not the right AT and none are set up to meet an individual’s needs. Not being able to access shared-use or public computers puts people with disabilities at a severe disadvantage and jeopardizes their access to advancement, online programs, and other services available to their peers. This is especially a problem in under-resourced communities where there is often no computer at home and community computers are all a student has to do homework or independent work. However, with the help of government funding, a free, open-source service called AT-on-Demand has been developed to overcome these barriers. AT-on-Demand allows users to have their AT automatically installed and set up for them on any computer they sit down to and disappear when they are done. Attendees who join this session will learn about AT-on-Demand and its wide range of uses in advancing equitable and inclusive digital access - and how to get it free of charge, permanently.

To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website (the option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).

Real-Time Captioning will be provided for this session.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Gregg Vanderheiden, Professor, University of Maryland

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Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.