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Butler Assistive Technology Room: Butler Home

The Butler Assistive Technology Room provides private self-service round-the-clock access to a state-of-the-art space with software and hardware to support academic activities.

Need a better way to study?

Photograph of computer stations in the Butler Assistive Technology Room. 

Welcome to the Butler Room!

  • Like audiobooks? Why not have your Canvas readings read to you?
  • Have writer's block?  Try dictating your thoughts out loud!
  • Need a break? Mark's Cafe is conveniently located just around the corner.
  • Too much distraction? Enjoy a quiet private space to enhance focus. 

Reservations

Located on the ground floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and a collaborative effort between the Weigle Information Commons and the Weingarten Learning Resources Center (VPUL), the Butler Room has 24-hour access and is reservable online. After confirming your reservation, you can pick up the room key at the Rosengarten Reserve desk. We'll also consider special requests for recurrent bookings. 

Equipment and Software

The Butler Room includes an iMac and a PC desktop, a scanner, assistive software and a video magnifier. 

Software includes:

  • Text-to-Speech: Have your documents read aloud to you with Kurzweil software. Coming soon! 
  • Speech-to-Text: Dictate and transcribe your writing to both iMac and PC computers using Dragon software.
  • Convert and edit your documents without retyping using OCR software using Adobe and ReadIris software.