Creating Usable & Equitable Learning Environments

Disability is an aspect of diversity that is integral to our society and to the UA Little Rock campus community. The Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments.

We strive to work proactively with the campus on accessibility issues by serving on many committees and by doing presentations across campus on good course design and accessibility issues. Our expertise is at the intersection of disability and design. We work with the campus community to ensure that physical, curricular, and web environments are designed to be barrier-free to the greatest extent possible.

New Assistive Technology

TextHelp is our new software that all UA Little Rock students can access through their university email. It is an easy-to-use support tool that gives students extra help with reading, writing, math, and science. This tool is available on various devices to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in their academic journey.

TextHelp:  This assistive technology for higher education helps to deliver a richer learning experience for students. 

TextHelp includes:

Read&Write: Helps millions of students and adults worldwide to read, write and express themselves independently. Includes features such as: text-to-speech, translation, highlights, and audio creator.
OrbitNote: Create an accessible, dynamic, and collaborative space that works for everyone. Includes features such as: converting PDFs to an accessible format and live commenting.
Equatio: Makes math both digital and accessible. Type, handwrite, or dictate any expression with no tricky coding to master.

Download Instructions:

  1. Go to Chrome Extension Store
  2. Search for Read&Write
  3. Add extension to Chrome
  4. Log on using your UA Little Rock email
  5. Now you can use Read&Write. Simply click on the purple puzzle piece.