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Assistive Technology for Mobility Impairments

The Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers serve students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, specializing in tools to assist with reading, writing, studying, and information access. Whether you have one or a combination of disabilities, we are here to help you. This page presents a list of the technologies available to assist with mobility impairments. Click on any item for more details, including an overview, assistive materials, and company information.

You can also learn more about other technologies we offer by visiting pages specific to vision, hearing, or learning disabilities.

Technology for Mobility Impairments: Software

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a voice recognition program that makes it possible to write text and to control most application and workstation functions with your voice...

 

Technology for Mobility Impairments: Hardware

 

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Adjustable Height Tables and Chairs

Standard height tables and chairs can cause strain, repetitive stress injuries, and even prevent some students from using campus resources. The ATAC is equipped with manual adjustable height chairs and motor controlled adjustable height tables to make the use of our services easier...

 

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Laptop Computers

Qualifying students can check out laptops equipped with adaptive software from the ATAC throughout the school year. The ATAC uses the Dell Latitude D600 with the Windows XP Professional operating system...

 

NEC Versa LitePad Tablet Computer

NEC Versa LitePad Tablet

The NEC Versa LitePad Tablet computer is a lightweight laptop computer that electronically captures handwritten notes. The tablet supports handwriting recognition, allowing the user to write directly on the screen (with a non-ink digital pen) while the tablet translates the handwriting into keyboard-style text...

 

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Special Mice and Pointing Devices

Several models of mice and other pointing devices are available at the ATAC to help with mobility impairments.

 

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Special Keyboards

The ATAC has multiple types of ergonomic and special keyboards that make typing easier and more comfortable. These include keyboards that have both split and tenting features and angled keys to prevent neck, shoulder, and wrist injury.