Assistive Technology Services
Assistive Technology Center: Advances in technology have created exciting, and bountiful opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired. Within CABVI’s assistive technology area, they offer over 600 square feet of work area with eight workstations to accommodate everyone’s unique needs. They teach computer skills with state-of-the-art equipment and hands-on training and the professional staff remains current with the latest assistive technologies and develops training programs for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Education: Students who are blind or visually impaired will benefit from the list of assistive technologies listed above. By using assistive technology software, students can fully participate in their educational curriculum. Professional development for school is also essential in helping to integrate the use of assistive technology in the classroom.
Employment: Assistive technology has the potential to enhance an individual’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 a computer screen. Our professional staff can design customized programs specific to the workplace.
Daily Tasks: Assistive Technology enhances and simplifies the process of completing daily tasks for individuals with vision loss. At CABVI, technology specialists teach ways that technology can be used to independently complete daily tasks such as communication, reading mail, identifying products, managing finances, and distinguishing medications.
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.
We provide: evaluation, consultation, customization, adaption, training, and technical assistance.
Examples of assistive technology include: smartphone and tablet accessibility features instruction, text-to-speech software, screen enlargement software, braille output devices, and portable note-takers.