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.
Speech Generation aids are used to assist individuals who have communication limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. These software programs and devices accomplish this via the use of electronic overlays that change dynamically and provide the user with a virtually unlimited vocabulary.
Augmentative Communication Devices are used to assist individuals who have communication limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing users to communicate using digitized text-to-speech capabilities. Unlike symbol-based devices, dynamic devices use electronic overlays that change dynamically and provide the user with a virtually unlimited vocabulary.
Augmentative Communication Software is used to assist individuals who have communication limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this in ways that include assisting a user in forming phrases and sentences, as well as providing tools that transmit communications in more accessible formats.