Cognitive

Cognitive impairments are considered disturbances in brain functions, such as memory loss, problems with orientation, distractibility, perception problems, and difficulty in thinking logically. Cognitive impairment is a syndrome, not a diagnosis. There are many conditions that can cause cognitive impairments, including: multiple sclerosis, dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). For CAP's purposes, this does not refer to developmental disabilities or mental retardation, nor does it include cognitive impairments associated with old age. Below are a number of assistive technologies that CAP has received a high number of requests for, therefore resulting in CAP's ability to provide them to our customers as appropriate accommodation solutions for people with this disability.

AT Demonstration Video - Cognitive Software
Software that can help people with cognitive disabilities read, write and organize information more easily.

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.


Assistive Listening Devices (1)

Assistive Listening Devices make conference rooms and auditoriums accessible for hard of hearing individuals as well as assist with communication and cognition. Devices include FM, infrared, and loop assistive listening devices. Assistive listening devices improve auditory discrimination and auditory attention by allowing listeners to focus on the speaker. Assistive listening devices override extraneous and distracting background noises to enhance the ability to effectively communicate. For individuals with cognitive disabilities, assistive listening devices help to improve listening skills and attention by allowing listeners to focus on the speaker, instead of on written words.

AT Demonstration Video - Assistive Listening Devices
Learn about how Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) can help employees with hearing limitations


Auditory Feedback Device (1)

Assistive listening systems and accessories


Cueing/Memory Aids (2)

Organize work assignments, calendars, and general information in a logical arrangement to facilitate the processing of tasks and events.


Educational Software (4)

Software that can assist with difficulty in computer use by providing features like word prediction, definitions of words, and multisensory output.


Screen Magnification (3)

Magnification software is used to enlarge print on the computer screen. Images can be enlarged up to 16 times, and the user controls print size, color contrast, and color selection.

AT Demonstration Video - Screen Magnification/Reader Software
Learn how screen magnification software can assist individuals with low vision.


Speech Recognition (1)

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.


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.


Word prediction software (2)

Predicts the user’s words based on the words recently typed and the how frequently the user types the same words. Word prediction software improves grammar and sentence structure by predicting logical words based on the contextual meaning of that sentence.