Carrie Clawson, OTR/L, ATP

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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Carrie Clawson, OTR/L, ATP

AT Specialist, VA DARS


Brad Miles

Rehab Engineer, VA DBVI


Assistive Technology

is any item,
piece of equipment, or product
system whether acquired off the
shelf, modified, or customized that is
used to increase, maintain or
improve functional capabilities of
individuals with disabilities.



Public Law 108
-
364 Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as amended 2004

Assistive technology

is a
tool

used by an
individual with a disability to complete a
work task or job function.

Rehab Engineering

Rehab Engineering

Headset

Voice Recognition Software

Trackball


Large Keyboards


Track ball mouse


Typing Aid


Word Prediction software (Word Q)


Speech Recognition Software (Dragon Naturally
Speaking)



Accessibility Options


Sticky Keys


Filter Keys


On Screen Keyboard


Speech Recognition


Version 12 in 2012


Premium edition often used by people
with fine motor impairments; Home
edition for those with some ability to
type/use mouse


Complicated; requires the ability to learn
commands


Can be frustrating


More robust voice profiles mean less
training “out of the box”


Windows Accessibility
(
Magnifier & Narrator )


High Contrast Keyboard


Magnifiers


Screen Magnification
(
ZoomText
)


Screen Reader (JAWS)


Speech Recognition
(Dragon Naturally
Speaking)


CCTVs


Braille

Note Takers


Braille Displays


Screen magnification software


Can customize level of magnification
needed


Also can read text on the screen


Reads information on the screen


Replaces viewing of the monitor


Used by people without vision


QWERTY Keyboard


Braille Keyboard


Braille Display


Portable



Wireless


Digital Recorder / Player


Optional GPS


Braille Input Keyboard


Attach to Windows Computers


Attach to I
-
Devices


Attach to Android devices


Enlarge / Magnify


Change Color Contrast


Desktop Magnifiers


Portable Magnifiers


Handheld Magnifiers


Text to speech


Facilitates reading fluency, but not
comprehension


Useful for people with print or visual
disabilities


Supports study skills


Natural Reader and Read Please have
less features, can be downloaded free


www.naturalreaders.com


www.readplease.com



Canes


Walkers


A chair or stool for resting


Scooters


wheelchairs


Telephone amplification



Closed Captioning



Accessibility/Universal



Access options for visual



alerts and captions

*
VDDHH, Virginia
Department for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing a good
resource


Voice recorder


Livescribe

Smartpen


Smartphone/PDA


Needs assessment


Psychosocial factors


Sensorimotor

skills


Vision


Motor skills: strength, range of motion, fine motor


Sensation: light touch/deep pressure,
proprioception


Cognitive abilities


Caregiver support


Environment of usage


vendor support


Training available



Poor fit (no comprehensive assessment)


Inexperience with AT/insufficient
training in use


Family/caregiver/employer not buying
into use or sabotages AT


Limited motivation to use AT (Not
comfortable with tech, doesn’t like AT)


Limited motivation to achieve goal
WITHOUT AT



Carrie Clawson


Carrie.Clawson@dars
.virginia.gov


703
-
539
-
9454



Brad Miles


Brad.Miles@dbvi.virgi
nia.gov


703
-
359
-
1108


DARS


703
-
359
-
1124


Department for
Aging and
Rehabilitation
Services (
DARS
)


703
-
359
-
1124



Department for the
Blind and Vision
Impaired (
DBVI
)


703
-
359
-
1100