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Assisted Devices for People with Disabilities

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Ikee Pangan

on 20 March 2013

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Is a prompter and cognitive aid designed for use by individuals with cognitive disabilities. This system provides simplified access as the computer automatically turns on and cues the user to begin a task, travel to a specific location, or remember an event or appointment. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Technology has opened many educational doors to children, particularly to children with disabilities. Alternative solutions from the world of technology are accommodating physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments in many ways.Much of the technology we see daily was developed initially to assist persons with disabilities. Technology can be a great equalizer for individuals with disabilities that might prevent full participation in school, work, and the community. This is most evident in the case of individuals with mobility, hearing, or vision impairments, but is also true for individuals with limitations in cognition and perception. Technology is providing more powerful and efficient tools to teachers who work with children with disabilities. These tools enable teachers to offer new and more effective means of learning while individualizing instruction to the broad range of student learning needs. Educators are using computers as tools to deliver and facilitate learning beyond drill and practice, to provide environments that accommodate learning, and to ensure enhanced and equitable learning environments to all students. Such technology are as follows... COMPUTER ABD WEB ACCESS SUIT
Is a set of simplified computer desktop, visual web browser, and electronic mail programs designed for use by individuals with cognitive disabilities. This software suit enables users to launch any program from their personalized, simplified Windows desktop and surf the internet or send or receive e-mail using pictures and audio prompts without any required reading or writing. MOBILE GEO
Is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or who have low vision. Mobile Geo is Code Factory’s GPS navigation software for Windows Mobile-based Smartphones and Pocket PCs. Powered by GPS and mapping technology from the Sendero Group, Mobile Geo is the first solution specifically designed to serve as a navigation aid for people with a visual impairment which works with a wide range of mainstream mobile devices. Although it is a separately licensed product, Mobile Geo is seamlessly integrated with Mobile Speak for Windows Mobile. With Mobile Geo, you can pinpoint your location, learn about the points of interest (POIs) in your immediate vicinity, plan a route between specified points of origin and destination, and get instructions on maneuvers about way points along a route that you are following. MOUNTBATTEN PRO LEARNING SYSTEM
Is an electric braille writer and training device designed for use by children who are learning braille. The system includes a Mountbatten electronic braille writer with digitized speech, assignable function keys, note taker and word processor functions, sufficient memory for 600 braille pages, and the ability to transfer files to and from a personal computer (PC). NANO PDA-LITE
Is a braille note taker and personal digital assistant for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit has a Braille keyboard and cursor keys with voice output, and takes up to 90 minutes of recorded notes and up to 1,000 written notes. SPEECHSTREAM
Is a voice option program designed for use by publishers to provide access to textbooks and other written material for students with learning disabilities. This program embeds auditory and visual resources within a publisher's content to improve retention, comprehension, and recall. SWITCH MOUSE USB
Is a mouse emulator and switch or joystick input interface designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This interface allows the user to connect switches to any computer to operate various computer programs by translating switch activation into mouse clicks or button depressions. VOICE SENSE
Is a braille note taker and personal digital assistant designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has a Perkins-style keyboard for inputting information and synthesized speech for outputting information. VOICEIR INFRARED ENVIRONMENTAL VOICE CONTROL SYSTEM
Is a voice input remote control designed for use by individuals with mobility, neurological, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This unit allows the user to voice control a TV, DVD, TiVo, stereo, or any device controlled with an infrared remote, with options and accessories to control lights, electric bed, land line telephone, cell phone, thermostat, air-conditioner, space heater, ceiling fan, or power door opener. VS WORD PREDICTION
Is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The program helps users with writing disabilities to write grammatically correct sentences and/or increase their writing speed on the computer. The program uses frequency word lists to predict which word is about to be written. As the user writes, the dictionaries are trained to know which words that individual uses more often.
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