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.
CAP also offers Needs Assessments for both, DoD and Non-DoD employees. Learn more about and request a Needs Assessment.
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.
Audio amplification equipment is used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to amplify sounds in their environment, or by adjusting the tone and frequency of the sound heard through the individual's telephone handset.
Deaf-to-Hearing communication devices are used to assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate with other individuals so they can accomplish essential job tasks. These devices accomplish this by allowing an individual to increase the speed and clarity of face to face communication through various methods.
Transcription devices or services are used to assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in accessing information in audio and video formats. They accomplish this by adding captions to audio and video content.
Signaling Devices are used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from completing essential job functions. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to have a visual indication that their phone is ringing.