Texas Medical School Offers Assistive Technologies

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is partnering with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to transform its web experience for people with disabilities. The school is now offering eSSENTIAL Accessibility's suite of assistive technologies, including hands-free face tracking, mouse alternatives, and voice-activated navigation capabilities, as a free app that can be downloaded directly from its website.

Through this initiative, the university is empowering students, faculty, staff, and web visitors with disabilities to have a seamless experience on its website, regardless of ability.

"Allowing people with disabilities to have equal access to our digital platforms is an extension of our mission to improve the overall accessibility of health education in our community," said Tammy Salazar, TTUHSC-El Paso's director of academic and disability support, in a statement.

"We are proud to welcome Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El Paso into the coalition of higher education institutions committed to enhancing the digital experience," said Simon Dermer, managing director of eSSENTIAL Accessibility, in a statement. "The app will allow TTUHSC El Paso to become a virtual adaptive technology center and accommodate students with disabilities."

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