Dexterity conditions may include Quadriplegia, Paraplegia, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, arthritis, sciatica, amputations or degenerative disc disease.  Limitations affecting mobility could include decreased range of motion in the arms, fingers, wrists, back or neck, and decreased muscle control, spasms, paralysis, tingling or numbness.

The categories listed below include products that can assist individuals with any number of limitations resulting from dexterity conditions.  Because there are so many potential solutions for dexterity limitations, CAP cannot list all possible accommodations.  The products listed below present a variety of unique features to accommodate an array of limitations and are most often certified for use on federal agencies’ networks.

These assistve technologies are designed to allow an individual to create an ergonomic workstation suited specifically for them.  For more information on this, please click here to view our Workplace Ergonomics Reference Guide.

AT Demonstration Video - Ergonomics
Learn about how an ergonomically correct work environment can help employees with limitations.

Accommodation Services (1)

If you don’t know which solutions are the best for you, a needs assessment will help you determine which items will assist you most.

Alternative Keyboards (17)

Facilitate the use of personal computers. Alternative keyboards, also called Ergonomic keyboards, conform to the shape and movements of the wrist and hands. Ergonomic keyboards reduce the stress that contributes to Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD).

AT Demonstration Video - Alternative Keyboards
Improving ergonomics for people with dexterity limitations and upper extremity amputation, specifically looking at alternative keyboards and related accessories.

Alternative Pointing Devices (16)

Numerous alternative pointing devices are available for use by persons who cannot use a standard mouse. Trackballs, ergonomically designed mice, and touch-pads are substitute pointing devices that require less motion on the user's part and better positioning with respect to the keyboard. Also, the alternative pointing devices may be built into the keyboard.

Amplified Telephone Equipment (1)

Amplified Telephone Equipment includes new phones that can increase the volume and clarity of incoming calls, as well as in-line amplifiers that provide sound adjustments for an existing phone.

Document Holder (5)

Minimize eye and neck movements by keeping your documents at the proper viewing position. There are variety of sizes and styles to ensure comfortable, ergonomically-correct viewing.

Ergonomic Chair (9)

CAP can now provide specific ergonomic chairs to DoD employees (ONLY) with disabilities or debilitating conditions that specifically affect:

• Neck
• Shoulders
• Back
• Hips/Pelvic Area

Acceptable medical documentation includes; Doctor’s Note, VA Disability Ratings Sheet or Worker’s Compensation Acceptance Letter that states a diagnosed condition affecting the above mentioned areas.  These are the ONLY chairs that are available through CAP; no substitutions or customizations.

 *IMPORTANT NOTE*: Due to the size and shipping carriers, CAP is unable to provide chairs to OCONUS locations.  Additionally, CAP cannot provide chairs to interns or for telework locations.

Headsets/Microphones (3)

Headsets and Microphones designed to allow a user to dictate commands to their computer through voice recognition software.  Many headsets and microphones offer noise-cancellation, which will help increase the accuracy of the voice recognition software.

Keyboard Trays (8)

Position keyboards and pointing devices at ergonomically correct level. Keyboard trays allow the user to adjust the height and lateral position of their keyboard to reduce RSIs caused by keyboard typing.

Lumbar Support (7)

Can help alleviate pain associated with back problems associated with sitting for long periods. Lumbar support can help rest the back and lumbar region, helping with back problems that develop over time.

Monitor Risers and Arms (5)

Offer a simple solution to monitor height, adjustability, flexibility and stability. Monitor risers position your monitor to reduce eye strain, neck and back fatigue, and headaches.

Personal Assistant Service (1)

CAP provides reimbursable Military Interagency Purchase Requests (MIPR) to DoD Agencies for expenses incurred by a Personal Assistant while traveling with and providing care for a DoD employee. This allows the DoD employee to take full advantage of training opportunities that have a direct impact on their job.

Sit-to-Stand Equipment (12)

Sit-to-Stand Equipment allows a user to adjust the height of their monitor(s) and keyboard to work from both a seated and standing position.

Speech Recognition (6)

Speech recognition software assists people with more severe dexterity disabilities (cerebral palsy, prosthesis, polio, quadriplegia, severe carpal tunnel, etc.), by allowing users to speak words rather than type.  The user can also use voice commands in place of a mouse or other pointing device.

AT Demonstration Video - Speech Recognition Software
Learn how speech recognition software can assist individuals with dexterity and cognitive limitations.

Telephone Headsets and Handsets (10)

These come in a variety of styles and functionality and can help you move freely while on the phone. It is best to check which headset will assist you before requesting a certain type. The best headset will help reduce neck strain and make it easier to work while talking on the phone.

Voice Amplifiers (3)

Enable users to amplify their voices so others can understand their speech. Voice amplifiers are designed in a variety of formats to fit different needs.

Voice Recorders (2)

Voice Recorders are devices that use a microphone to record audio information and save it in a digital format.  They can sort audio files into folders, play back information and download the information on a computer.