The experts at CSU’s ATRC stay ahead of the curve. They helped me to identify and demo a variety of products I’m quite sure I would never have discovered on my own.
Accessing Our Employee Services
The ATRC supports CSU employees by providing access to assistive technology (AT) evaluations, equipment loans, training, and other resources. Our staff will meet with you to determine types of assistive or mainstream technology that will be most beneficial to you, recommend equipment or software to support your work tasks, provide training on those tools, and provide other relevant resources.
Employees who may benefit from ATRC services include, but are not limited to those having difficulty with tasks such as:
- Viewing a computer screen
- Producing written work
- Time management and organization
- Accessing computers or mobile devices
All CSU employees are eligible to seek assistive technology supports and services through the ATRC, regardless of disability or impairment status.
Additionally, employees who have a qualified disability as defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act may seek formal accommodations, including assistive technology, through the Office of Equal Opportunity. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact our office to learn more.
The ATRC’s service process consists of the following:
- Referral: Employees are often referred to the ATRC by the Office of Equal Opportunity, through their respective department or unit, or through self-referral.
- Meet with Us: Set up an appointment to meet one-on-one with an ATRC staff member. To schedule, call (970) 491-6258 or email ATRC@colostate.edu.
- Participate in an initial interview with an ATRC staff member to determine potential assistive technology tools and strategies.
- Participate in a follow-up meeting to explore specific assistive technology supports to assist with work-related tasks.
- Receive training regarding application of the chosen technology or tools. Training occurs in the employee’s desired setting on campus.
- Loan AT Tools: The ATRC maintains a loan program of assistive technologies for employee trials. At no cost, employees can try many assistive and mainstream tools to identify potential solutions.
- Acquiring Assistive Technology: When a technology tool determination has been made, the employee can:
- Request that their home department or unit purchase the recommended AT as a reasonable accommodation, as determined by OEO; or
- Employees not seeking formal accommodations through OEO may purchase the AT on their own or share ATRC recommendations with their supervisor to request assistance in acquiring the technology.
Please note that many assistive and mainstream technologies are available for free or at low cost. The ATRC can also share additional resources for acquiring assistive technology as needed.
Hardware and Software Loan Policy
Employees, in conjunction with their respective departments, may trial assistive technology hardware and software solutions on a short-term basis.
Read more about our Hardware and Software Loan Policy.
CSU Employee Resources
Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO)
The Office of Equal Opportunity supports employees seeking work accommodations for a disability, Title IX resources, religious accommodations, and more.
Ergonomic Evaluations & Resources
Center for Community Partnerships (CCP)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides access to wellness resources, including mental health supports, crisis services, legal or financial counseling, and more.
The CARE program provides employees with information about and referrals to low-cost or no-cost services in the Northern Colorado region, including healthcare, financial resources, housing, transportation, disability services, and more.