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Candace Bonnett

10/20/08


What is Assistive Technology


Accessibility & Usability


Types of AT devices


Identifying the right AT devices


Discussion/Handouts


Additional Resources


Accessibility is the ability to use a product
(service or system) under limiting conditions
resulting from functional or situational
limitations.



Functional limitations can be physical or
mental (cognitive) and are usually associated
to individuals with disabilities.


Is the end result usable?


Is there user satisfaction?


Is it used effectively?



Ex: website


Is the information usable to a
person with a disability?


Vision difficulties/low vision


Color blindness


Blindness


Mobility & dexterity impairments


Hearing impairments & deafness


Language impairments


Learning impairments



Speech Recognition programs


Alternative keyboards


Electronic pointing devices


Braille embossers


Screen enlargers/magnifiers


Screen Readers


Text
-
to
-
Speech synthesizers


Talking and large
-
print word processors




Larger or smaller than standard keyboard


Alternative key configurations


Keyboards use with one hand



Example


Converts text using a word processing
program into Braille; then it’s printed on the
embosser




Example



Example1


Text to Speech:


Read and Write Gold



Voice Recognition:


Dragon


Magic Touch Add
-
on Touch Screen


Mainly used by visually impaired


Enlarges either a part or all of the computer
screen


Basic screen enlargers come standard with
most operating systems


additional software include:


built
-
in screen reading


screen smoothing for jagged edges


various screen orientation


Tongue Drive System



Video Magnifier



Accessibility Blog



Accessibility Resource Centers


help identify the right tool


Set
-
up your computer


Provide training


Lending services available


Downloads



Tutorials, Fact Sheets, etc.



Microsoft search feature




AT Resources and links



http://www.at.ufl.edu/accessibility/accessibili
ty_cd/index.html