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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.

Deaf-Hearing Communication

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.

Alerting/Signaling Devices (2)

Alerting/Signaling Devices are used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job functions. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to have a visual indication that their phone is ringing.

Assistive Listening Devices (29)

Assistive listening devices are used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing the user to amplify sounds in their environment to a volume they can perceive. Assistive listening devices can work with or without hearing aids, depending on the specifications of the product and the requirements of the individual.

Communication access real-time translation (CART) (2)

CAP provides CART services for Department of Defense (DoD) employees who are deaf and hard of hearing who attend job related training courses lasting two days or longer, but not to exceed two weeks. CAP has specific requirements that must be met in order to provide CART services. All requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Deaf-to-Hearing Communication (5)

Deaf-to-Hearing communication devices are used to assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in communicating with hearing 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.

Interpreting Services (2)

CAP provides sign language, oral and tactile interpreting services for Department of Defense (DoD) employees who are deaf and hard of hearing who attend job related training courses lasting two days or longer, but not to exceed two weeks. CAP has specific requirements that must be met in order to provide sign language, oral and tactile interpreting services. All requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Noise-Canceling Headphones (4)

Noise Canceling Headphones are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing a user 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. These devices can also limit distractions for others in the office if a required function of the individual's job is to obtain information through audio output.

Telephone Equipment (non-amp) (5)

Non-amplified telephone equipment is used to help an individual connect headsets or other accessories to their telephone. This equipment allows an individual to fully utilize their other technology, letting them create a workstation that best allows them to accomplish their essential job tasks. This category includes items such as connection cables and communication hubs.

Telephone Headsets (16)

Telephone headsets and handsets are used to assist individuals who have dexterity or hearing limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to speak on the phone without holding the handset or providing additional amplification of the voices heard over the phone.

TTYs (5)

TTYs are text telephones used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to use a telephone line to type and receive messages in text. This allows users with hearing limitations to communicate with others even if they do not have a hearing limitation.

Videophones (5)

Videophones are used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to use sign language to communicate with others on the phone. The videophones allow the user to speak directly with others who know sign language or with individuals who do not know sign language through a relay interpreter.