The Computer Loan Program is operated out of Southern Connecticut State University’s (SCSU) Center for Adaptive Technology.
Who is eligible?
Any Connecticut School who is interested in borrowing a laptop, a Mac or a tablet pc, or an iPad may complete a Computer Loan Request Form Word Format | PDF Format and send it to the Center for Adaptive Technology.
Why borrow a laptop or an iPad?
We want to help students with disabilities get the right Assistive Technology and adaptive software and we want to help schools maximize their funds. Any Connecticut School can borrow a laptop or an iPad for a student with a disability for the purpose of evaluations, to replace a student’s computer while theirs is on order or away for repairs, or to allow a student to try a specific software program, before the school purchases it.
How long can a school borrow a laptop or an iPad?
Laptops and iPads are available on a first come, first serve basis and a school may borrow the computer for up to 4 months.
What kind of software is available on the laptops?
Laptops will have Microsoft Office as well as the following common adaptive software:
- Kurzweil 3000
- Co: Writer Solo
- Word Q
- Speak Q
- Dragon Naturally Speaking.
- Other adaptive software may be available by request.
What kind of apps are available on the iPads?
iPads are loaned with a variety of educational apps already installed. If there is a specific app that you want to try, a request may be made. The Center for Adaptive Technology will try to accommodate these requests.
For more information about this program:
Contact SCSU’s Center for Adaptive Technology at 203-392-5799.