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Types of Assistive Technology

Eye-Tracking
Eye-Tracking

The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control system that empowers people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world. By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, a user can generate speech either by typing a message or selecting pre-programmed phrases.

source: eyegaze.com
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Head Wand
Head Wand

Assistive Technology for Computer System Input. As previously discussed in earlier modules, inputting information into a computer system requires an ability to use a keyboard or mouse.

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Mouth Stick
Mouth Stick

Assistive Technology for Computer System Input. As previously discussed in earlier modules, inputting information into a computer system requires an ability to use a keyboard or mouse.

Oversized Trackball Mouse
Oversized Trackball Mouse

Oversized trackball mouse. A trackball mouse is not necessarily an assistive technology—some people without disabilities simply prefer it to the standard mouse—but it is often easier for a person with a motor disability to operate than a standard mouse.

source: webaim.org
Single-Switch Access
Single-Switch Access

Many people with severe physical or cognitive impairment use one or more switches to access computers. A switch is an assistive technology device that replaces the need to use a computer keyboard or a mouse.

Sip and Puff Switch
Sip and Puff Switch

Sip-and-puff or sip 'n' puff (SNP) is assistive technology used to send signals to a device using air pressure by "sipping" (inhaling) or "puffing" (exhaling) on a straw, tube or "wand." It is primarily used by people who do not have the use of their hands.

Voice Recognition Software
Voice Recognition Software

Dictation is an assistive technology tool that can help kids with writing issues. With dictation technology, kids can write words by speaking them aloud. Dictation is sometimes called “speech-to-text,” “voice-to-text” or “speech recognition” technology.

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