Two Men Using a Computer at the CABVI Technology CenterEmployment: Assistive technology has the potential to enhance a person’s ability to gain and/or maintain a desired career goal. Text-to-speech software allows individuals who are blind or visually impaired to efficiently access a variety of computer programs. Several screen magnification programs are available to optimize the viewing size of information on the computer screen. Our professional staff can design customized programs specific to the workplace.

Technical Assistance: CABVI also provides services and information on workplace accommodations, modifications and assistive technology applications to help businesses comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. University-trained technology specialists provide on-site consultations for high-tech needs.

The Technology Center: Advances in technology have created exciting, and bountiful opportunities for blind or visually impaired people. At CABVI, we teach computer skills with state-of-the-art equipment and hands-on training through our Tech Center. The professional staff in the Tech Center remains current with the latest adaptive technologies and develops training programs for people who are blind or visually impaired.

We provide: evaluation, consultation, customization, adaption, training, and technical assistance.

Examples of assistive technology include: text-to-speech software, screen enlargement software, braille output devices and portable note takers. 

Education: Students who are blind or visually impaired will benefit from the list of assistive technology above. By using the assistive technology software, students will be able to fully participate in their educational curriculum. Professional development for school is also essential in helping to integrate the use of assistive technology.

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