Access Technology Center (ATC)

Welcome! The Access Technology Center (ATC) provides assessment and instruction in the use of assistive technology, for students with a verified disability.

  • New DRD Students must first meet with their Disability Specialist for an ATC referral before receiving services.
  • Once referred, students will meet with an Access Technology Specialist to determine which, if any, specialized hardware (computers, equipment and furniture) and/or software programs are best suited for their needs.
  • Call or email to schedule your appointment today!
    • For Fall 2021, Appointments are mainly via Zoom.  There are some limited in-person appointments available as well.  Please call or email to inquire.


  • One on one supported instruction via Zoom (Fall 2021)
  • Equipment instruction and temporary loan
    • Examples of equipment are: recording devices, assistive listening devices, magnifiers, and more
    • Please click on the Equipment Loans tab below for more information


Alternate media includes instructional materials, textbooks, and college publications, which are converted into accessible formats for students with disabilities. The purpose of alternate media is to allow access for students, who due to their disability cannot easily use standard print materials.

  • Electronic text (e-text)
  • Audio books from Learning Ally
  • Tactile graphics
  • Braille 
  • Large print 

To place an Alternate Media Request, please fill out the form below:

Alternate Media Request Form

Equipment Loans

Equipment Loans are available for SRJC students who have received an equipment referral from their Disability Specialist and who are currently enrolled in classes.

Equipment is dispersed via contactless curbside pick-up on both the Santa Rosa and Petaluma Campuses starting one week prior to the first day of classes. 

Students will receive a message in their Student Portal or via email starting two weeks prior to the semester start date. They can then place an equipment loan request via the web, email or phone.

For more information on how to place an equipment loan request, and to view equipment instructional videos, click on the button below:

Equipment Loans & Instructional Videos

Computer Programs and Apps

There are several programs and apps that are available for students to install on their home devices or access in a computer lab on campus.

Most programs are available for download for PC, Mac, Chromebook, Tablet or Smart Phone.  There are text-to-speech programs for converting digital text to audio, audiobooks apps, speech-to-text programs for dictation, screen magnification programs, and more.

During your ATC intake appointment, we will provide instruction on how to use these programs and provide information on how to download them onto your devices at home.

For program descriptions and weblinks, please click on the button below:

Program Descriptions & Weblinks

ATC Staff Directory

Kathy Burton
Access Technology and Visual Impairment Specialist
Tel: 707-687-9298

Ellen Silver
Alternate Media Specialist
Tel: 707-524-1677

Paulina Fink
Access Technology Staff, Santa Rosa Campus
Tel: 707-527-4890

Jennifer Ullman
Access Technology Staff, Petaluma Campus
Tel: 707-778-2491