Communication

Communication conditions may include stuttering, voice disorders, and articulation disorders.  Limitations could include difficulty projecting voice sounds loud enough to be heard by others or the inability to speak at all.

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

Accessories (4)

Accessories for any accomodations that do not enter into calculated totals of number of accomodations


Alternative Keyboards (3)

Alternative keyboards are used to assist individuals who have dexterity limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing and individual to adjust the tilt, angle, height and support of the keyboard they must use to perform computer related duties.

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


Assistive Listening Devices (3)

Assistive listening devices are used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing an individual to amplify sounds in their environment to a volume they are able to perceive.  Assistive listening device can work with or without hearing aids, depending on the specifications of the product and the requirements of the individual.

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


Augmentative Communication Devices (6)

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


Deaf-to-Hearing Communication (1)

Deaf-to-Hearing communication devices are used to assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate with other individuals so they can accomplish essential job tasks.  These devices accomplish this by allowing and individual to increase the speed and clarity of face to face communication through various methods.


Headsets/Microphones (8)

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.


Miscellaneous (1)

Download the CAP Ergo Guide instantly for help setting up your workstation.  Simply click the product name 'CAP Ergo Guide' and the appropriate link below and the guide will open in another window on your screen.

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


Video Communications Devices (1)

Video Communication Devices are used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from accomplishing essential job tasks.  They accomplish this by allowing an individual to use sign language to communicate with others on the phone.  The video communication devices allow an individual to speak directly with others who know sign language or with individuals who do not know sign langue through a relay interpreter.

AT Demonstration Video - Video Phones
Learn how Video Phones can help employees with hearing limitations.


Voice Amplifiers (8)

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 (1)

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 (1)

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.