Blind/Low Vision

People with a blind or low vision disability include those with conditions ranging from the presence of good usable vision, low vision, or the absence of any sight at all resulting in total blindness. 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.

Braille Translators (1)

A Braille Translator is a software program that translates a script into Braille cells, and sends it to a Braille embosser, which produces a hard copy in Braille script of the original text.

Notetakers (2)

Store up to six thousand Braille pages. Portable notetakers can be operated from a desktop or from a person's lap. All models have built-in speech synthesizers; some also have Braille displays. Portable notetakers are used instead of a pen/pencil and are similar to portable data assistants (PDA). Users can choose between the Perkins style (eight key Braille input) or a standard typewriter keyboard.

Scanner/Reader (2)

Scanner/Readers convert typewritten or typeset material into clearly spoken synthesized speech. Scanners/readers feature both verbal output and text highlighting, assist in facilitating reading, and can be used in conjunction with a document scanner. Individual settings are available for screen color, reading speed, degrees of highlighting, and note-taking capabilities. Scanned text can be read immediately, stored on computer disk, saved into a word processing application, or prepared for Braille production.

AT Demonstration Video - Scanner/Readers
Learn about how Scanner/Readers can help employees with vision limitations

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.

Screen Readers (2)

Screen reading software operates a speech synthesizer, which voices the contents of a computer screen. Screen readers are helpful in navigating programs and word processing documents. The user, through windows-based keystrokes, navigates the electronic environment, hearing the prompts, dialog boxes, etc. Screen readers highlight words as they are read by the computer. Screen readers are compatible with word processing, spreadsheet, commercial web browsers and database packages and can be used in conjunction with screen enlargement and Braille output products.