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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.

Alternative Computer Control

Alternative computer control software and devices are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to control their computer using means other than a traditional keyboard and mouse. For example, some programs allow a user to control their computer using their voice and speech commands.

Keyboards and Mice

Alternative keyboards and mice are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. These devices accomplish this by allowing an individual to adjust the tilt, angle, height, layout, and support of the keyboard or mouse they must use to perform computer related duties.

Positioning

Positioning devices are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to place themselves or their input tools, documents, and other equipment in positions most helpful to them. This can also include the ability to change the height, angle, and tilt of the platforms these items are on.

Speech to Text

Speech to text software is used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. It accomplishes this by allowing an individual to control their computer using speech and voice commands, eliminating the need for a standard keyboard and/or mouse.

Personal Assistant Services

Personal Assistant services are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. CAP can provide travel reimbursement to DoD Agencies through a Military Interagency Purchase Requests (MIPR) for expenses incurred by a Personal Assistant while traveling with and providing care for a DoD employee participating in job-related training.