Adaptive Technology

What is Adaptive Technology?

Adaptive technology describes hardware and software that is created for the purpose of providing equal access to built and online environments. Adaptive technology can increase function, independence, participation, and productivity and range from easy-to-obtain and inexpensive products like electric staplers, ergonomic pens, and free mobile applications to sophisticated and specialized software and hardware for computer access.

How do I learn about Adaptive Technology?

Adaptive technology may be accessed in a campus lab or classroom, through an outside vendor, or on a personal computer or mobile device you already own!


  1. Check out the adaptive software and mobile applications recommended by the Adaptive Technology Specialist.
  2. Set an appointment with the Adaptive Technology Specialist by calling the DRC Front Desk at 503-725-4150.

Where can I find Adaptive Technology on campus?

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) supports accessible work stations in each of their campus computer labs. Most stations are equipped with an adjustable table, ergonomic chair, screen reading software, text-to-speech software, and built-in magnification tools. Ergonomic keyboards and mice may be available for checkout from the lab attendent or responsible academic department. If you are looking for a specific software, please reach out to the adaptive technology specialist directly.

Any Questions?

Ask the Adaptive Technology Specialist.

Michele Bromley
Adaptive Technology Specialist

Alternative Formats Coordinator

Office: SMSU 116K
Phone: 503-725-8395
Email: michele.bromley@pdx.edu