Cognitive

Cognitive conditions may include dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Limitations could include memory loss, decreased organization, decreased concentration, word finding difficulty, or orientation difficulty.

The categories listed below include products that can assist individuals with any number of limitations resulting from cognitive conditions.  Because there are so many potential solutions for cognitive 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.

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

Assistive Technology (1)

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Auditory Feedback Device (5)

Auditory Feedback Devices are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing an individual to focus solely on sound being produced by a computer or other device and by limiting the amount of disruptive background noise in their work environment.  These devices can also limit distractions for other individuals in the office if a required function of the individual’s job is to obtain information through audio output.


Augmentative Communication Devices (1)

Utilize bright, colorful symbols to allow users to communicate using digitized text-to-speech capabilities. Unlike Symbol-based devices, dynamic devices use electronic overlays that change dynamically and provide the user with a virtually unlimited vocabulary.

AT Demonstration Video - Augmentative Communicaton Devices
Learn about how Augmentative Communication Devices can help employees with communication and dexterity limitations


Cueing/Memory Aids (3)

Cueing/Memory Aids are used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing an individual alternative ways to recall information, such as tasks, appointments or steps in how to accomplish activities.


Educational Software (2)

Educational Software is used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing an individual to receive digital information in various formats, including multisensory output, mind mapping, and built in dictionaries for definitions.


Headsets/Microphones (1)

Headsets/Microphones are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this they allowing an individual to interact with the computer in a different way.  The headsets allow an individual to listen to audio from the computer, while also allowing them to speak to the computer.  There are types of software that require a headset/microphone to function properly.


Scanner/Reader (2)

Scanner/Readers are used to assist individuals who have vision limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing an individual to scan hard copy information and convert it into an electronic image.  The reader software can take the electronic image and use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to convert the image into text.  After this conversion takes place, the text can be read aloud or in Braille.  Certain software is intended to function with specific scanners; however, some are interchangeable based on the needs of the individual.

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


Speech Recognition (2)

Speech Recognition software is used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  It accomplishes this by allowing an individual to use voice commands rather a keyboard, mouse or other input device to access programs, applications and documents on a computer.  Speech recognition software can use voice commands to accomplish the same functions as a keyboard or pointing device.

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


Voice Amplifiers (1)

Voice Amplifiers are used to assist individuals who have communication limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing an individual to amply their own voice to a volume that can be heard by others.


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)

Word Prediction Software is used to assist individuals who have cognitive limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  The software accomplishes this by allowing an individual to recall appropriate words.  The software predicts logical words, improves grammar, and sentence structure based on the contextual meaning of that sentence.