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Assistive Technology Fact Sheets
The field of assistive technology (AT) provides tools to break down barriers in the workplace. AT can increase independence, participation, and productivity for individuals with disabilities. The following fact sheets are presented by the Accessible Technology Coalition (ATC), whose mission is to provide information for individuals with disabilities relating to the use of AT.
Setting Up Accessible Work Stations - Great suggestions for overall users.
Screen Readers for Blind Users - Provides audio of text on the computer screen and allows users to navigate their computer through keyboard shortcuts rather than using a mouse to point and click.
AT for Individuals with Hearing Loss - Technology to provide access to audible information.
Keyboards for Users with Dexterity Impairments - Hardware and software solutions that provide accommodations for limited physical access to the computer.
Refreshable Braille Devices - Gathers the content of text on-screen and converts it into a braille display on the device. Most have an integrated braille keyboard for note taking and navigation. Here is a short list, but to find more search by the specific disability.
Free Computer AT Already in Windows Computers - Did you know that there are many accessibility features built-in to your Windows computer?
Free Computer AT Already in Macintosh Computers - Yes, built-in to the Mac Too!