While our office doors may be temporarily closed, we are very much still available to support your accommodation needs by phone and/or online delivery method. To schedule an appointment, or to contact the Front Desk, please call: 519-888-4567, ext. 35082 and leave us a voice message. These will be checked regularly and followed-up with accordingly. Alternatively, you may email the Front Desk at access@uwaterloo.ca.

Student technology lab

Technology lab in Needles Hall

The Technology Lab is located in 1441 Needles Hall and is open during AccessAbility Services hours.


Assistive software and hardware in the labs include:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • Kurzweil 3000 and 1000
  • Inspiration
  • ZoomText
  • JAWS
  • CCTV

Adaptive equipment loan program

The following adaptive equipment is available for students to sign-out on a daily, weekly or term basis.  It is loaned on a first come, first serve basis.  For information about the equipment available for loan, contact your Accommodation Consultant.

  • Digital recorders
  • FM Listening Systems (both systems have over the ear headsets)
  • Visual Alert System
  • Light therapy lamps
  • Livescribe Pens
  • Software license for Kurzweil 3000
  • Limited licenses of Audio Notetaker
  • Use of laptop in class
  • Portable CCTV