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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 (14)

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 (6)

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 (41)

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.

Reading, Writing and Comprehension Tools (2)

Reading, Writing and Comprehension Tools are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks. These items accomplish this by providing the user assistance in reading, writing, and understanding information, often by presenting the information in an alternative format.

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 (10)

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.

Training (22)

Word Prediction and Grammar Software (13)

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.