Kansas State University offers a rich technological experience to K-State students. Courses, libraries, and other information resources are available online. Efforts are being made to ensure the accessibility of these resources.
Personal vs. University Responsibility
The University is responsible for providing accessible technology for students with disabilities if that technology is also available to students without disabilities. The University is also responsible for providing accessible technology as it relates to required course work and information resources, as well as access to the online components of academic and administrative departments.
The student is responsible for providing personal devices such as wheelchairs, and/or laptop computers. Furthermore, the student is responsible for all technology used at the student's place of residence, whether in the residence halls or in a private apartment.
The student is responsible for registering with DSS prior to requesting accommodations.
Courses that Integrate Technology
K-State offers a variety of online degree programs and other courses through the Division of Continuing Education. In addition, most K-State instructors make use of K-State Online (KSOL) for local course work.
The use of technology in the classroom opens many doors to students with disabilities, but also has the potential to create problems with access to course work and resource materials.
The Adaptive Technology Specialist in the DSS office is responsible for working with faculty to ensure accessibility of courses with online components. Students who need to arrange accommodations for courses that integrate technology should contact DSS for assistance.
General Computing Resources
The following resources are available to all K-State students:
- The Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC) Help Desk is available as a first point of contact to students with technological questions and problems. Help Desk staff are very computer-literate and willing to help walk you through difficulties you may encounter.
- iTAC also offers resources such as the Media Development Center, where students have access to a wide variety of hardware and software, as well as training.
- Computing and Network Services maintains resources for web creation, as well as other technology resources. CNS also maintains computer labs across campus. Each computer lab has "Zoom Text" software which allows users to magnify all or portions of the computer screen.
Contact our office for more information:
- Phone: 785-532-6441
- Email: email@example.com
DSS has the following equipment for student use:
- Video Relay
- Assistive Listening Devices
Manhattan Assistive Technology Center
The Assistive Technology Center is located in the Manhattan Public Library and offers both training and services in the use of assistive technology.