Assistive Technology

The Office of Learning Resources offers a variety of assistive technology for select students with disabilities to utilize for studying and testing accommodations. OLR offers technical training for eligible students on specific programs supported by OLR as well as resources for select free and open-source technology.

Ryan's Dream

Like many students, Ryan arrived at UD ready to demonstrate that he could succeed in a very demanding academic environment. Ryan did just that and successfully negotiated having a disability through determination and support from OLR (formerly Disability Services). At the end of his second year experience, Ryan wrote a paper in which he described a vision of a learning center on campus where students with disabilities could access state-of-the-art technology, as well as a caring and expert staff. 

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"I REALIZE THAT THIS PLAN IS AN AMBITIOUS UNDERTAKING...WITH DEDICATION,
PERSEVERANCE, AND ENDURANCE, ANYTHING CAN BE ACHIEVED." - RYAN C. HARRIS (MAY, 1997)   

Ryan’s life ended young; however, his dream is alive and well.  Through a generous donation, Ryan’s father not only equipped OLR with assistive technology, but also expanded Ryan’s dream to create a space designed to instill passion in all students and faculty for learning and teaching.  The Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center is proud to be dedicated to the memory of a UD student and to fulfilling his dream.

As technology has advanced and how students access technology has changed, the Office of Learning Resources now provides access to software on student's individual computers and on general computers in the library.  Not only is Ryan's Dream alive in the Learning Teaching Center, but it continues to have a positive impact on the lives of many students.

Training for Assistive Technology

The Office of Learning Resources can provide one-on-one training on assistive technology that are part of a student’s accommodations.  Please contact the office to schedule an assistive technology training appointment. 

Additional training on assistive technology programs and general access programs can be found on Atomic Learning with is supported by UD.

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