ComputerAccess for persons with disabilities

 
 

Connections Strategies

ComputerAccess for persons with disabilitiesFor persons with disabilities, computers open up worlds. Through the computer and over the internet, disabilities melt away to reveal the person's true gifts and talents. But for many, accessing a computer through a traditional keyboard, mouse, and screen is a challenge, if not an impossibility. That's why AbleNet has developed a full line of computer access products and alternative input technology to remove those barriers.

  1. What computer functions do you want to control—keyboard, mouse, joystick, cursor, scanning software?
  2. What is the activation method - direct, head movement, muscle contraction, external switches?
  3. Do the products need to be positioned for use?
  4. Do cords limit successful interaction with products?

 

Common Situations

Situation 1
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I have trouble using a traditional mouse— I just don't have the precise hand control necessary and it is very frustrating. I want to be able to better control the cursor from my wheelchair.

Situation 2
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We have a classroom computer that needs to be accessible for students with typical and lower vision.

Situation 3
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My computer is my workhorse. I need to be as productive as possible during the day, so my accessibility solution needs to work with as many pieces of software as possible with minimal configuration.

Situation 1

ComputerAccess for persons with disabilities

I have trouble using a traditional mouse— I just don't have the precise hand control necessary and it is very frustrating. I want to be able to better control the cursor from my wheelchair.

Applied Methodology

  1. Cursor control
  2. Eyes for mouse movement, switches for "clicks"
  3. Wheelchair mounting
  4. Cords are a problem on the chair

AT Solution

wireless receiver - Jelly beamer

Jelly Beamer™ + wireless receivers
Wireless Jelly Beamers control left and right mouse clicks with a large activation surface.
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eye gaze control computer access

TrackerPro Camera
Simple to set up and use.
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Situation 2

ComputerAccess for persons with disabilities

We have a classroom computer that needs to be accessible for students with typical and lower vision.

Applied Methodology

  1. General computer access (screen and keyboard)
  2. Direct access
  3. No mounting needed
  4. Cords are not a significant issue

AT Solution

large print kids computer keyboard

Keys-U-See® Large Print Kids Keyboard
This ultra-fun kids keyboard is a joy for everyone in the class.
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Situation 3

ComputerAccess for persons with disabilities

My computer is my workhorse. I need to be as productive as possible during the day, so my accessibility solution needs to work with as many pieces of software as possible with minimal configuration.

Applied Methodology

  1. Multiple controls
  2. Primarily switches (hands)
  3. Desk mounting
  4. Cords are not a significant issue

AT Solution

Hitch quickly change between keyboard and mouse

Hitch™
Quickly change between keyboard and mouse commands with no software to install (Windows® & Mac® compatible)
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Switch selection guide

Switch Selection Guide
For an ideal selection of switches, review our switch selection guide on our website.
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USMS mounting system

USMS Mounting System
The USMS is an ideal mounting system for nearly any switch.
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Additional Information

Computer Access Brochure

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