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ACCessible Library Services: Project Enable

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10/22/18 Project Enable inventory is currently underway. Stay tuned for an updated list of assistive technology.

Project Enable is a special makerspace for differently-abled learners that complements other efforts in the college ​in order ​to ​provide inclusive learning experiences. Project Enable aims to support students with different learning preferences and to help students overcome any barriers that may be caused by types of disabilities. We provide access to assistive technology, low and high tech devices and software to help address learning needs in the community college learning environment.  Project Enable is also an assistive technology petting zoo.
​Please feel welcome to use our services yourself and/or recommend students to us if they ​may benefit for having access to:
  • 3-D Mouse Sensing
  • 3-D Pen
  • 3-D Printer (DaVinci Jr. 3D Printer)
  • ​ACCessible Games​
  • Animation & Digital Creation Wizards
  • Arduiono Kits
  • Boogie Boards 
  • Braille Games
  • Braille Labeler
  • Cell Phone Magnifiers (Enlarged Screens)
  • Digital Recorders with USB 
  • Document Cameras
  • ​Dragon Speak and other ACCessible Software​
  • Engraving Tool
  • Games for Social Learning
  • Games for Strategy
  • Games for Tactile Learning
  • Glue Gun
  • ​Height-Adjustable Table for Students in Wheelchairs​
  • iClickers
  • Knitting Looms and Yarn
  • Laminator for Students
  • ​Laptop Table Space​
  • Large-Key Keyboards
  • Large Print Leisure Reading Books
  • Magnification Aids
  • Makey Makey Kit
  • Mini-Braille ​NoteTaker​
  • Mini-CCTVS
  • Mini-Projectors
  • Mini-Scanners
  • Polaroid Camera
  • Pottery Wheel (Electronic & Lightweight)
  • Selfie-Sticks
  • Sewing Machine
  • Sketching and Drawing Wizards
  • SmartBoards
  • Smart Pens
  • Smart Phones Aids
  • Sound Machines
  • Talking Calculators
  • Talking Games
  • Touch Screen Monitors
  • Virtual Headsets
  • Whiteboard Writing Tables
  • Wireless Headphones
  • ...And more...
On November 1, 2016, Project Enable celebrates i​ts​ 5th anniversary.  Project Enable is a response to a recommendation from ACC's College Accessibility Committee (CAC) http://www.austincc.edu/orgref/councils/cac.php) to establish a platform for students to experiment with using newly available assistive software.  The CAC recommendation was proposed by Marshall Levett, Professor, Student Counselor, at Eastview Campus. Professor Levett recently retired from ACC, yet Project Enable continues as part of his vision.
 
Project Enable at ACC is in direct support of ACC's Student Success Initiative and with ACC's Administrative Rule on Accessibility. Project Enable was also developed to help identify additional assistive and adaptive software and technology that would be used by ​ACC students while studying and researching in ACC libraries.
 
Project Enable is consistent with the college's focus on accessibility and universal design and learning and the ACC's Student Success Initiative. These assistive devices and software can be used to meet the learning needs of all students who rely on adaptive technology to be independent researchers. Project Enable also helps to educate our community about assistive technology and universal design and learning.
 
Project Enable complies with ACC's Administrative Rule on AccessibilityAdministrative Rule # 1.01.002  enacted by the  President/CEO Stephen B. Kinslow on February 27, 2008.
 
Project Enable employees are unique in that the learning relationship is extended to other students when they teach them how to use assistive technology, software, and devices. Thus, Project Enable is based on peer-to-peer learning experiences and its community grow​s ​ bigger every semester. Project Enable ​has​  instruction guides for items in the Project Enable inventory. Therefore, all patrons can work independently to learn to use a resource or rely on the Project Enable staff.  
 
Project Enable is intended to ensure that no student is left behind as they pursue their postsecondary education and as they study and research in ACC libraries.    
 
Project Enable Special Makerspace
 
Project Enable is located in the Northridge Library, 2nd Floor, Building. Project Enable is an assistive technology petting zoo and is also part of the Bat Lab/Library Services Makerspace Group. Please send any questions or comments to  project_enable@austincc.edu.

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