Within UCAT, we have the Computer Center for Citizens with Disabilities.
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What service do we provide?
The fundamental goal of the Computer Center for Citizens with Disabilities is to provide assistance aimed at improving the lives of children and adults living with disabilities by introducing them to the many ways in which computer technology can enhance their jobs, careers, and education. We are generally open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you would like to tour our facility or schedule a private consultation, we are available by appointment only. We offer the following services:
1) Free consultations–We provide a place where people with disabilities, advocates, teachers, and other professionals can come to try out computer hardware and to preview software applications with one-on-one support. Please call ahead for an appointment.
2) Workshops–We provide workshops for parents and professionals concerning many aspects of applying computer technology to the needs of persons with disabilities.
3) Information–As a technology resource center, we can answer questions and provide information on many types of adaptive equipment and special software.
4) Augmentative Communication–The Computer Center has a contract to work with the Utah Augmentative Alternative Assistive Communication and Technology teams (UAAACT) in the public schools throughout the State of Utah. Under this agreement, we can loan augmentative devices and adaptive equipment to teachers and therapists on the augmentative teams for their use in assessing the oral and written communication needs of students.
Historical information regarding the Computer Center
The Computer Center was founded in 1988 by a group of Utah parents, various professionals, and consumers who were all committed to empowering persons with disabilities designed to augment their highest potential through the use of available technology.
The Computer Center is also a member of the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA), a network of over forty resource centers across the country. The ATA is committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the implementation of technology. Linked by e-mail, the various centers in the alliance share with each other computer solutions and assist one another to stay abreast of the latest technological developments in the scientific field to which we are committed.