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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.

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.


Augmentative Communication Devices (13)

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


Headsets/Microphones (7)

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.


Voice Amplifiers (9)

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.