AT-on-Demand: Your Assistive Technology Instantly on Any Computer

Accessible Technology Webinar Series
Thursday, July 20, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email

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Currently, students and adults who need Assistive Technology (AT) are unable to use a majority of the non-personal computers (PC) they need to use. Whether it’s a library PC, a work laptop or a school classroom computer, these computers are accessible to all but AT users. Almost all computers throughout the library or school have no AT. Some places have a couple of computers with a couple of AT [options]- but even those are often not the right AT, and none are set up to meet an individual’s needs. Not being able to access shared-use or public computers puts people with disabilities at a severe disadvantage and jeopardizes their access to advancement, online programs, and other services available to their peers. This is especially a problem in under-resourced communities where there is often no computer at home and community computers are all a student has to do homework or independent work. However, with the help of government funding, a free, open-source service called AT-on-Demand has been developed to overcome these barriers.

AT-on-Demand allows users to have their AT automatically installed and set up for them on any computer they sit down to and disappear when they are done. Attendees who join this session will learn about AT-on-Demand and its wide range of uses in advancing equitable and inclusive digital access  – and how to get it free of charge, permanently.

To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website. (The option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session.)

Real-Time Captioning will be provided for this session.

Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits

Gregg Vanderheiden, Professor and Director of the Trace R&D Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland