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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.

Read and Writing

Reading and writing aids are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. This is accomplished by assisting a user with tasks such as reading text aloud, recalling appropriate words, and/or improving grammar and sentence structure.

Computer Microphones (5)

Computer Microphones are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing a user to speak to their computer. There are types of software that require a microphone to function properly.

Educational Software (5)

Educational Software is used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing a user to receive digital information in various formats, including multisensory output, mind mapping, and built in dictionaries for definitions.

Low Vision Computer Software (38)

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.

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.

Speech Recognition (12)

Speech Recognition software is used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. It accomplishes this by allowing an individual to use voice commands rather than a keyboard, mouse, or other input device to access programs, applications and documents on a computer. Speech recognition software can use voice commands to accomplish the same functions as a keyboard or pointing device.

Word Prediction and Grammar Software (8)

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.