Hardware and Ergonomic Devices

ATIC maintains an inventory of assistive technology selected specifically for the MIT community to try out and use. We will demonstrate these technologies to anyone at MIT and many are available for loan to community members. To request a demonstration or loan, please contact atic-staff [at] mit.edu or telephone 617-253-7808.

Here is a list of the type of devices offered:


Magnification and Low-Vision Devices

  • Amigo provides digital, color magnification in a small portable device
  • Acrobat LCD magnifier to magnify papers on the desk or a whiteboard at a distance
  • DaVinci HD/OCR Desktop Magnifier all-in-one device to magnify papers on the desk or items at a distance on a desktop display. Includes OCR capability. The display can also be connected to a laptop or iOS device
  • Transformer portable electronic magnifier that connects to your laptop, desktop, or monitor

Math Support

Note-Taking Devices

Ergonomic and Alternative Keyboards and Mice

ATIC (W20-507) maintains a collection of keyboards and pointing devices for individuals seeking an alternative to the standard input devices. All have USB connectors and are available for a 3-5 day loan to anyone in the MIT community with a valid ID.


One-Handed Keyboards


Right-handed only devices are noted with (RH).


Vertical Pointing Devices


Other Pointing Devices

All inquiries are welcome at atic-staff [at] mit.edu.