Access technology & computing resources

Technology Resources

Here are some quick technology resources you can access without making an appointment.

  • File Apps and software for writing - These are the slides from our workshop on Apps and Software to aid in writing. It offers some alternatives to Microsoft word along with some applications that can help organize and simplify your notes.
  • File Organizing your digital clutter - Here are the slides from another one of our workshops devoted to organizing your notes in a digital environment. It focuses on note taking applications as well as other useful tools like reference library managers.
  • File Self regulation through assistive technology- These slides are from our workshop about using assistive technology to self regulate so you can stay organized and accomplish tasks.

Access Technology Technicians

The OSD maintains a network of up to date computers with the latest software applications. Our technical staff maintain both OSD computer labs, and adaptive computer stations in some libraries. They are available to answer questions, train you on the technology, and to offer technical help and support.

If you use adaptive computer technology or need help in learning how to use technology to access, or to work more effectively with oral or print information, you can discuss your individual learning needs with our Adaptive Technologist. He can help you select appropriate programs and hardware to optimize your learning.

You may make an appointment for a technical consultation or for an individual tutorial on how to use a specific program or application by calling (514-398-6009).

Jeff Grummett

Adaptive Technologist, Adapted Reading Service,
Email: jeffery.grummet [at]

Timothy Swiffen

Access Technologist,
Email: timothy.swiffen [at]

Other resources on campus

Adapted workstations equipped with scanners, screen readers and large print software may be found at the following locations:

  • McLennan Library Reference
  • Howard Ross Management Library
  • Education Library
  • Music Library
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Schulich Library of Science and Engineering

There are also a variety of digital voice recorders, laptops and other devices available for loan to all McGill students from Instructional Multimedia Services (IMS) Audiovisual Services located in Room 22 of the Redpath Library.