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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.

Low Vision

Low vision accommodations are used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. Items in this category include magnification software and devices, large print keyboards, and larger monitors.

Audio Output Devices (7)

Audio Output Devices are used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing a user to convert text to speech. These devices will allow text to be read aloud to the user.

Large Print Keyboards (15)

Large print keyboards are used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing the user to see the keys on the keyboard in a larger size and higher color contrast. Some are specifically designed to work with screen magnification software and provide shortcut commands, which allow users to control software directly from the keyboard.

Low Vision Aids (10)

Low Vision Aids are used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this in a number of ways, including magnifying visual information and converting written information into alternative formats.

Low Vision Computer Software (39)

Low Vision Computer Software is used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. This is most often accomplished by allowing users to enlarge text and graphics on a computer screen. The software is loaded onto an individual's computer and functions as a magnifying glass on the computer screen. Low vision computer software often comes with additional capabilities, such as text-to-speech, various color contrast modes, and changing the visual display of items on the screen, such as the cursor or insertion point in a document.

Magnification Devices (64)

Magnification Devices are used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to view printed material in a size, color, and contrast they can see. These magnifiers can be small and portable or larger desktop devices.

Monitor Arms (20)

Monitor Arms are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job functions. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to position their monitor(s) at the most appropriate location, height, orientation, and angle based on their workstation setup and job requirements.

Monitor Risers (3)

Monitor Risers are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job functions. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to position their monitor(s) at the most appropriate height based on their workstation setup and job requirements.

Monitors (6)

Large monitors are used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing an individual to see more information on a single screen or by allowing enlarged content to be visible on the screen.

Scanner (14)

Scanners are used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing a user to convert hard copy documents into an electronic format.  Converting hard copy documents into an electronic format will allow individuals to use other forms of assistive technology to give them information in an accessible format so they can accomplish their essential job functions.