Information Technology

Adaptive Computer Lab (ACL)

About Us

The mission of the Adaptive Computer Lab (ACL) is to educate the university community about adaptive technology and support and promote its use on campus. The ACL is committed to increasing opportunities and access through the use of technology for individuals with disabilities. As you can tell from this map, the ACL is located on the upper level of Healey Library, just off the elevators.

What is Adaptive Technology?

Adaptive technology (also called assistive technology) refers to any product, device, or equipment, which is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Summary of Services

The Adaptive Computer Lab provides services for students, faculty, and staff with learning, vision, and mobility learning impairments. We train individuals with unique learning needs to use adaptive technology (AT) for reading, writing, studying, and information access.

Services we provide to students, faculty, and staff:

  • Evaluate needs for hardware and software, adaptations, training, and continued support
  • Provide training in the use of hardware and software for individuals
  • Staff and maintain a facility with all necessary hardware and software
  • Provide continuing support and retraining
  • Accommodate student exam taking


Fall Regular Hours | September 6 - December 4

Monday - Thursday       7:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Fall Extended Hours | December 5 - December 23

Monday - Friday     7:30 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

The ACL is located on the upper level of Healey Library, room 031. Map showing the location of UMass Boston's Adaptive Computer LabLocation

Contact Us
Assistive Tech Specialist: Matt McCubbin