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Butler Assistive Technology Room: Resources

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.

Student Support

The Weigle Information Commons provides technology and instructional support for the Butler Room. Request custom training and/or check out some of our online tutorials

The Weingarten Learning Resources Center provides academic support services and programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students through its two offices:

  • Office of Learning Resources provides professional instruction in university relevant skills such as academic reading, writing, study strategies, and time management to the Penn student community. 
  • Student Disabilities Services provides comprehensive, professional services and programs for students who self-identify with disabilities to ensure equal academic opportunities and participation in University-sponsored programs. @ Penn

lynda logo provides over 77,000 training videos related to new technologies and software. Students, faculty, and staff can access Lynda through pennkey access via Lynda Campus

Adjust the video playback speed and light to fit your needs. Need a break? Pause your course, and Lynda will remember your place when you're ready to return to it later on. Lynda also includes full transcripts and closed captioning to its courses. 

Check out Lynda's accessibility courses:


  • iMac
  • PC desktop
    • Dell 25" widescreen LED backlit LCD monitor (2560 x 1440 Resolution)
  • Scanner
  • Video magnifier
  • External speakers
  • Headphones
    • Bone conduction (wireless)
    • On-ear
    • Over-ear (wireless and noise canceling)



SensusAccess is an easy-to-use OCR tool that allows users to transform documents into many formats, including MP3, DAISY, EPUB, and digital Braille. Penn now has a subscription for all university students, faculty, and staff.

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Workshop Materials

 Learn about a wide-range of accessibility features on your iOS device. 

We welcome your suggestions!

The Butler Room is a new initiative. What would you like to see here? Please send us your questions, suggestions, or comments!