Computer Access Aids

Computer access aids are assistive technology devices that are designed to make computer use easy for people with physical challenges. People with disabilities face various challenges like inability of providing input with keyboard, mouse, or monitor. People with visual impairment face difficulty in comprehending output. Adaptive software and hardware are designed for people with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Adaptive mouses, assistive keyboards, and screen reader programs are used as input and output devices for physically challenged users. Adaptive equipment for typing are also available for people with lesser finger movements required for typing. HPFY brings to you a wide selection of adaptive computer products from top manufacturers like Ablenet, Kinesis, sonic alert and many more at attractive discounts on every purchase.

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Types of Computer Access Aids

Input modification adaptive devices for persons with disabilities include:
Also, alternate input devices are available that allow individuals to operate their computers by input means other than a keyboard or pointing device like:
  • Sip-and-puff systems that are activated by body movements like inhaling and exhaling.
  • Joysticks that can be manipulated by hands, feet or chin, etc. These joysticks are used to control the cursor on the monitor.
  • Wands and sticks that can be worn over your head or pressed in the mouth to provide a keyboard input.
  • Touch screens are becoming popular day after day. These screens take input just by touching the screen without the requirement of inputs from a mouse or keyboard.
A wide range of other computer access aids are available for providing inputs to computers like BIGTrack Trackball or the Cirque Smart Cat Pro Touchpad for moving the cursor on the screen. The Triple-Action Foot Switch For Contoured Keyboards helps in providing input through contoured keyboards.

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Aids and Assistive Devices
Use of Assistive Technology