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.
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.
Switches are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing the user to operate their computer using different types of movement than a traditional mouse or keyboard requires, such as pressing a button or inhaling/exhaling.
Word Prediction and Grammar Software is used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. The software accomplishes this by assisting a user in recalling appropriate words. The software predicts logical words, improves grammar, and sentence structure based on the contextual meaning of that sentence.