Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL)Location: Advanced Technology Center, AT-203 Faculty Contact Information: Shri LakshmananEmail: LakshSri@fhda.eduPhone: 408.864.5817
The Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL), provides students, faculty, and staff with information and training on various Assistive Technology tools and devices.
What is Assistive Technology?
The Assistive Technology Act of 2004 defines an Assistive Technology device as:
“any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.” (29 U.S.C. Sec 2202(2)
Simply put, Assistive Technologies (AT), enhance or improve the ability of persons with disabilities to perform tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to complete.
The Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL), houses a variety of technologies, hardware, and software tools that support students' unique learning styles, preferences, and needs. Small group and one-on-one training is provided for students on various technologies in the lab. Available AT includes:
Students are encouraged to advocate for their needs, to discuss their learning requirements and preferences, and are supported to become independent, life-long learners.
Computer Accessibility Lab Orientation
Please contact Shri Lakshmanan, Faculty, Computer Accessibility/Assistive Technology, to set up an Assistive Technology evaluation and orientation of the Computer Accessibility Lab.
Visit the Assistive Technology page for more information on available tools and technologies
Accessibility Statement: Our goal is make materials and services accessible to all students. Please contact us if you encounter any accessibility barriers.
Students are subject to the following District Board Policies and Administrative Procedures:
Building: ATC, AT-203