• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

    The Premier AT Conference

39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

Affordably Supporting AT in Small, Rural and Tribal Schools

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 10:20 AM PDT  
Orange County 3-4  

Morphic & AT-on-Demand are two new tools that can potentially transform computer access in small, rural, Tribal, & low-resource communities.

Although some rural or Tribal schools are resource-rich, many have limited resources to support assistive technology use by their students. Some are small, with enrollments of 69 for all grades in total. Many do not have AT specialists or anyone able to provide the support needed to install and configure AT. In some communities, families do not have the internet at home or computers for each child. So children turn to libraries or community centers for computers to do homework, research, or later job searches or training. Unfortunately, if these computers don’t have their AT, students cannot use them like everyone else, which impedes their ability to compete and succeed at school and later in life.

Morphic & AT-on-Demand are designed to bridge this gap. With Morphic, individuals can access a computer’s built-in access features for low vision, reading difficulties, color blindness or other disabilities.

AT-on-Demand enables users who need specific AT (that has to be installed) to have any AT they need automatically appear on any computer they need to use, at any place, at any time (and disappear when they are done). Since both of these tools are free, they can be installed on all computers that students might need to use in school, at home or in their community.

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  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • K-12 Education
  • Government
  • Employment & Human Resources
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Two new free tools, AT-on-Demand & Morphic, can reshape digital accessibility for rural, Tribal or low-resource libraries and schools by providing anyone with the AT they need on any computer they sit down to, automatically, any place, any time.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Education
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • School-to-Work Transitioning
Session Type
Exhibitor Track  


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