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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.

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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Attention/Focus

Attention/Focus aids are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to focus solely on sound being produced by a computer or other device and by limiting the amount of disruptive background noise in their work environment.

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Memory

Memory Aids are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual alternative ways to recall information, such as tasks, appointments, or steps in how to accomplish activities.

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Organization

Organization aids are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. This is accomplished with the use of instructional materials on digital organization, as well as software programs that aid individuals with organization, memory, and staying on task.

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Read and Writing

Reading and writing aids are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. This is accomplished by assisting a user with tasks such as reading text aloud, recalling appropriate words, and/or improving grammar and sentence structure.

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Visual Comprehension

Visual comprehension aids are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. This is accomplished by allowing an individual to receive digital information in various formats, including multisensory output, mind mapping, and built-in dictionaries for definitions.