Alternative Keyboards

Alternative keyboard layouts allow people who experience difficulty accessing conventional keyboards to use computers. Sometimes adjustments can be made to the INSERTLINKLATER accessibility options of a computer, for example, changing the sensitivity of the keyboard. On other occasions, it is necessary to get a different keyboard. Ergonomic keyboards are the most popular keyboards available. The ergonomic […]

Screen Readers

Description Screen Readers, a commonly used name for Voice Output Technology, is used by individuals who experience difficulty reading the standard text displayed on screen, for example, individuals who are visually impaired or blind. Screen readers can also benefit those who prefer to have text read back or who read large volumes of text. Screen […]

Screen Magnifiers

Description Screen magnification software is used by individuals with visual impairments to access information on a computers screen. When considering magnification, it is important to consider that there are three main ways to increase the size of information on the screen. First, the system text or screen resolution may be adjusted within the operating system. Second, […]

Scanning and Reading Software

Description A Scanning and reading software begins with using a scanner to scan paper documents into a computer. Software will then translate the image into digital text, so it can be read and edited. This process of converting an image of text, such as a scanned paper document or electronic PDF file, into computer-editable text […]

Refreshable Braille Display

Description Refreshable Braille Displays are electronic devices that are used to read text tactually that is typically displayed visually on a computer monitor or mobile device/tablet. The device is connected to the computer or device by a serial cable, USB cable or via blue tooth and produces Braille output on the Braille display (small plastic […]

Braille Embosser

Description A Braille Embosser is a hardware device for “printing” a hard copy of a text document in Braille. A Braille translation software program is required to translate the electronic text from the computer into Braille. Most Braille embossers come with the following features: Transcribe print text into embossed Braille output Speech feedback as you […]

Alternative Display

This section will explore various types of technology that can be used to convey the information that is displayed on the computer and devices. Both hardware and software options are explored in this section from Braille output to auditory feedback.   INSERTLINKLATER Braille Embossers     A Braille Embosser is a hardware device for “printing” […]

Screen Readers

Description Screen Readers, a commonly used name for Voice Output Technology, is used by individuals who experience difficulty reading the standard text displayed on screen, for example, individuals who are visually impaired or blind. Screen readers can also benefit those who prefer to have text read back or who read large volumes of text. Screen […]

Screen Magnifiers

Description Screen magnification software is used by individuals with visual impairments to access information on a computers screen. When considering magnification, it is important to consider that there are three main ways to increase the size of information on the screen. First, the system text or screen resolution may be adjusted within the operating system. Second, […]

Scanning and Reading Software

Description A Scanning and reading software begins with using a scanner to scan paper documents into a computer. Software will then translate the image into digital text, so it can be read and edited. This process of converting an image of text, such as a scanned paper document or electronic PDF file, into computer-editable text […]