AT Lab Hardware

Oversize Trackball Mouse with an oversized trackball and oversized mouse buttons is installed on one of the lab computers for use by students with manual (hand operation) impairments. The trackball mouse can be moved to any of the ATL computers.

Large Key Keyboards are available for students with manual (hand operation) impairments and can be installed on any of the ATL computers.

Foreign language keyboards in Spanish and Arabic

Head Mouse is a special adaptive mouse for use by students with no manual (hand operation) ability. It can be installed to input keyboard commands to the computer through an infrared transmitter projecting an infrared beam onto the computer screen.


  • Aladdin Genie Pro closed circuit variable magnifier which is linked to a computer to allow persons with low vision to enlarge external materials (such as books, notes or objects) onto the monitor at their chosen power of magnification and to use the computer simultaneously, switching between each. The Aladdin is especially useful when a user is referring to enlarged notes or text while writing papers on the ATL computer.
  • MyReader stand alone CCTVT will scan and save documents for playback on the screen in varying enlargements. The screen foreground/background colors can be varied and the screen can be displayed in several formats.

Power Braille 80 -- a refreshable Braille display unit which allows blind users to read the computer screen by Braille output and to access formatted text materials such as columnar text, spreadsheets or complex web pages.

Versapoint Duo with Speech -- high quality, high volume interpoint Braille embosser which speaks menus so that persons who are blind can operate it.

Scanner – combination flat bed scanner and automatic document feed scanner available for student use. Materials may be scanned to acquire images and text for use in reports or papers. The scanned material(s) can be saved in text or picture formats. The files can also be loaded into specialized software that can convert the text in the files into actual text documents for editing, copying, cutting, pasting and printing.

The ATL is also equipped with adjustable chairs and with electrically operated wheelchair height-adjustable work stations.