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Accommodations

CAP offers several ways to learn about the assistive technology available to improve an individual's capabilities. These technologies, which can be used to maintain, increase, or enhance an individual's job performance, are available to accommodate people with all types of disabilities. This includes both apparent and hidden disabilities. To find the most appropriate solution(s), you may choose to search the CAP site for specific assistive technology, browse by disability category, or request a needs assessment. Within each disability category there are product categories that contain an array of assistive technology products. Due to the nature of tecnology and continuous innovation, CAP cannot list all possible accommodations that are available. However, the products listed present a variety of unique features to accommodate an array of limitations and are most often certified for use on federal agencies' networks. While CAP has a variety of Assistive Technology solutions available on the website, individuals are not limited to those items. Alternative items may be requested from CAP and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to ensure the validity of the request, that it is the most reasonable and appropriate option, and that CAP is able to procure that item under Federal Acquisitions Regulations. Additional justification or information may be requested to ensure the requested option meets CAP's requirements.
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Cognitive

Cognitive conditions include any disorder that significantly impairs the cognitive function of an individual. Cognitive conditions may include include dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Limitations could include memory loss, decreased organization, decreased concentration, word finding difficulty, or orientation difficulty.

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Communication

Communication conditions impact an individual's ability to communicate. This may include apraxia or voice disorders. Limitations could include the inability to amplify the volume of speech or being non-verbal.

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Dexterity

Dexterity conditions refers to any physical disability that limits the physical function of one or more limbs. These may include quadriplegia, paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, sciatica, amputations or degenerative disc disease. Limitations affecting mobility could include decreased range of motion in the arms, fingers, wrists, back or neck, and decreased muscle control, spasms, paralysis, tingling or numbness.

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Hearing

Hearing conditions impact the ability to hear, either partially or completely. These may include otosclerosis, tinnitus, and deafness. Limitations can include difficulty in hearing certain volumes, tones or frequencies, ringing in the ears, or the inability to hear anything at all.

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Vision

Vision conditions impact the ability to see, either partially or completely. These may include glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinopathy or total blindness. Limitations could include blurriness, blind spots, floaters, tunnel vision or any other visual disturbances.