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Assistive technology

Disability Resources is responsible for the provision of alternative formatting of study materials, and also manage the assistive technologies and equipment available at each of the campuses.

Alternative formatting

The most commonly requested alternatives are the provision of electronically formatted materials on CD. If you have a print disability, you should discuss the supply of learning materials in other formats with Disability Resources as early as possible, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of semester.

Assistive technology and equipment

Once you are registered with Disability Resources, you may request short term loans of specialist software/equipment such as voice recorder, text to speech recorders, AV transmitter/receiver, TTY phone and FM Hearing loops. Once the equipment has been trialled and assessed as appropriate to your needs, you will be provided with training to effectively use the assistive technology.

Assistive technology rooms

USQ has assistive technology rooms at our 3 campuses, Toowoomba, Fraser Coast and Springfield. To book these rooms, please contact Disability Resources.

Toowoomba

The Assistive Technology Room is located within the Toowoomba Campus Library. The following equipment is available:

  • electrically operated height adjustable tables
  • internal USQ telephone access #1210
  • computers equipped with:
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking V8.1 - speech recognition software
    • WYNN - Literacy software and Zoom Text - screen magnification software
    • JAWS - Screen reading software
    • Broad sheet CCTV
    • Network printer (student quotas apply)
    • ScannaR document reader
    • MyReader document text enlarger

Fraser Coast

The Assistive Technology Room is located at in the Learning Support Centre, A Block. An electrically operated height adjustable table and a dedicated computer for student with disabilities are available. Additionally USQ has installed a CCTV, for use by students with a print disability in the municipal Library.

Springfield

A dedicated space for assistive technologies is available within the Library at the Springfield campus.