Information Services


Adel Barimani, CIO
Vice President for Information Services
Anderson Hall Room 23
West Chester University


West Chester University uses licensed software packages and free online tools in creating accessible electronic contents. Assistive Technology is also available to WCU students, faculty and staff with disabilities.


Web Development Tools

  • WAVE - free web accessibility evaluation tool to aid in web pages development
  • W3C Checklist – checklist for web content developers

Accessible Software Applications

  • Camtasia - screen recording and video editing software with built-in speech-to-text capability for closed captioning
  • Kaltura – video playing platform integrated with Desire2Learn, can be made accessible by adding captions
  • Mediasite – webcasting and lecture capture platform, can be made accessible by adding captions
  • UPK – training software to develop online tutorials for students, faculty and staff applications
  • SurveyMonkey - online software to create surveys

Assistive Technology


  • Wheelchair accessible table is available in the computer lab, Anderson room 7
  • Motorized projection screens are installed in majority of the classrooms
  • Library and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities provide additional services and resources for WCU qualified students, faculty and staff with disabilities