main content

Assistive Technology at Duke

Image of a wheelchair and a gear

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology (often abreviated as AT) is an umbrella term for a piece of equipment, software, or product that can assist people with disabilities to perform tasks more easily or independently. Employee's and student's of Duke that are registered with either the Disability Managment System (DMS) or the Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) can contact the Assistive Technology Coordinator, Rebecca McMillan, to discuss what types of AT may be useful for work or school.

It can be difficult to find the right piece of AT to meet the needs of every person. At Duke, we strive to provide a wide range of available technologies. 

Assistive Technology Room

The Assistive Technology Room (ATR) is located on the first floor of Perkins Library in Room 127. This room is available to students who are registered with the SDAO and are eligible to recieve the use of this room and it's assistive technologies. For further information and any questions please email Ciara Healy at ciara.healy at

Apps for College Students and Beyond...

We all use apps on our phones, tablets, and computers to help us with everyday tasks. Here is a listing of some of our favorite apps that Duke staff and students may find helpful!

Apps for College Students (Word)              

Apps for College Students (PDF)

Assistive Technology Lending Library

The Assistive Technology/Devices Lending Library is a list of portable assistive listening devices and adaptive equipment, available at Duke through Disability Management Systems.

Assistive Listening Systems

Duke provides a list of classrooms/auditoriums with permanently installed assistive listening systems. To see this list in PDF, please click here. Receivers can be borrowed, free of charge, from either the venue itself, or from the Disability Management System directly.