Departments of the Assistive Technology Center, Instructional Media Services, Language Resource Center, and Piano Technical Services

Joya Sengupta, Senior Director of Instructional Media Services (617-495-6973)
The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) provides assistance for students requiring accessible education and who need technological solutions. The department of Instructional Media Services consists of three divisions -- the Media Production Center, Hauser Studio, andMedia & Technology Services -- that provide multimedia resources for graduate and undergraduate course instruction within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). The Language Center supports language instruction with a variety of multimedia resources. Piano Technical Services cares for the 200+ FAS pianos.

Assistive Technology Center 
Science Center Room B-05
Staffed: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Open to registered students 24 hours daily

The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) serves students with disabilities requiring technical solutions to access course materials. The ATC also demonstrates assistive technologies for members of the Harvard community. Students must be registered with the Accessible Education Office (AEO) or their graduate school's local disability coordinator before receiving services. (See Students Requiring Accessible Education.) For more information, please see the AEO website.

Wheelchair accessible.

Instructional Media Services
Media and Technology Services 
Amy Thompson, Director of Media & Technology Services,
Monday–Thursday 8 am-10 pm, Friday 8 am–5 pm (during the academic year)

Main Office:
Science Center Room B02
Provides classroom technology support for all FAS locations except Sever Hall, CGIS, Northwest Building, and the Science Center (see below for support in those locations). Books videoconferences and rents portable equipment. Supports special events in all FAS locations.

CGIS Office:
CGIS South Building Room S053
Supports classes and events in CGIS.

Northwest Labs Office:
Northwest Labs Room B111
Supports classes and events in the Northwest Building.

Science Center Prep Room:
Science Center Room B-01
Supports classes and events in the Science Center.

Sever Hall Office:
Sever Hall Room 301
Supports classes and events in Sever Hall.

Media and Technology Services (MTS) provides multimedia support to classes and events occurring in FAS buildings. Supported technology includes: computer and video projection; classroom computers; sound reinforcement systems; audio & video recording/editing; and web simulcasting and videoconferencing. Services include assisting FAS, Extension, and Summer School classes with classroom media equipment; lecture recording; special event support; and assistive listening systems.

Please contact MTS to arrange for services. Services are available without charge for work performed in support of Faculty of Arts & Sciences courses and course-related activities that are restricted to members of one course. For non-course activities, charges are based on the amount of labor and equipment used to perform the task.

Information on permanently installed classroom equipment and photographs of classrooms can be found at

Wheelchair accessible.

Media Production Center 
Anthony Di Bartolo, Manager of Media Production Center and Hauser Studio,
Rosovsky Hall (rear), 59 Plympton St.
Monday–Friday 9 am–5 pm

The Media Production Center (MPC) produces custom audio and video materials for teaching, outreach, and research. Our studio isequipped to record interviews, voiceovers, musical performances (Steinway grand piano on-site), on-line learning modules, and promotional video. We also provide video post-production services such as editing, titling, and color correction; location audio/musical event recording and reinforcement; audio editing, mixing, and mastering; format transfers, digitizing, and web file creation. We are happy to provide assistance and guidance to solve your audio and video media problems.

Services are available without charge for work performed in support of Faculty of Arts & Sciences courses and course-related activities that are restricted to members of one course. For non-course activities, charges are based on the amount of labor and equipment used to perform the task.

Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser Digital Teaching & Learning Studio
Widener Library, Room G90 (Concourse Level) 
Monday-Friday 9 am- 5 pm 

The Hauser Studio, centrally located in Widener Library, is a state-of-the-art video capture studio that provides services for courses and related activities throughout the University. The studio is equipped to provide broadcast, HarvardX, and cinema style multi-camera production. It serves as a high-tech production facility and as a training ground for faculty throughout the University who want to experiment with new approaches to further integrate digital technology into their teaching.

Wheelchair accessible.

Language Center
Andrew Ross, PhD. Director,
Science Center B-06
Phone ahead or check the website for the most current operating hours:
The Language Center offers consulting support, technology, andlearning spaces to students and faculty in FAS world language courses and to other FAS courses using materials in languages other than English or focusing on international cultures. The Language Center provides streamed media for Canvas courses within educational fair-use guidelines, and access to textbook audio and software licensed forcourse use. The Language Center is comprised of three technology-equipped active learning classrooms for small groups, and amultipurpose area for informal language learning and events.

Wheelchair accessible, assistive listening available.

There are two screening rooms for small-group foreign-language instruction and one technology-equipped classroom for course section meetings.

Piano Technical Services 
Mariana Quinn, Manager,
Vanserg Hall, Piano Shop
Monday–Friday 9 am–5 pm

Piano Technical Services (PTS) tunes, maintains, repairs, and restores all FAS pianos and graduate school in Cambridge and Allston. We also tune FAS harpsichords. All tuning requests should be made at least five working days in advance to guarantee scheduling. Emergency requests will be considered. Please email or phone to find out if your request can be accommodated. PTS does not move or purchase instruments, or reserve or schedule practice rooms. PTS does rent pianos, please call for more information.

Wheelchair accessible.