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Nursing and Allied Health: Assistive Technology Resources

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NSULA: Making Information Communications and Technology (ICT)  Accessible and Compliant

Student Accessibility Matters! 

Northwestern State University makes reasonable accommodations for students to achieve the best educational outcome.  Reasonable accommodation of services are tailored to student needs based on medical evaluation and documentation.If you are currently enrolled at NSULA and need special accommodations due to a medically documented condition, please contact:

Randi Washington, Director
Office of Accessibility and Disability Support

Office: 318-357-5460 | 
108C Watson Memorial Library
Natchitoches, LA 71497

washingtonr@nsula.edu

 

Windows 10 - Nominal Cost

User Type

Technical Category

Product Name

Location

People who are blind

Screen Reader

Windows 8 Narrator

Ease of Access center (Windows+U at sign in screen)(Windows+Enter to directly turn on Narrator)

People with low vision (20/70 - 20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Screen Magnifier

Windows 8 Magnifier

Ease of Access center > Start magnifier

People with low vision (20/70 - 20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Color and contrast

Windows High Contrast Mode

Ease of Access center > Setup high contrast

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Accessibility feature

Visual cues for audio

Ease of access center > Use text or visual alternative to sound

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Accessibility feature

Closed captions

Must be provided by application (Usually an option or indicated by a CC button).

People with cognitive disabilities

Accessibility feature

Notification display

Settings > Change PC Settings > Notifications and Ease of Access Center > Notifications

People with cognitive disabilities

Accessibility feature

Turn off animations

Ease of access center > Make it easier to focus

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

On-screen keyboard

Windows On-screen keyboard (OSK)

Ease of Access Center > Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Keyboard commands

Sticky keys, filter keys, key repeat, and mouse keys

Ease of Access > Make the keyboard easier to use

People with cognitive disabilities

Speech recognition

Microsoft Speech Recognition

Ease of Access center > Use this computer without a mouse or keyboard > Start Speech Recognition

 

Windows 10 - Other AT & Peripherals

User Type

Technical Category

Product Name

Location

People who are blind

Screen reader

NVDA Narrator

Built in screen reader (self voicing capabilities)

People with low vision (20/70 - 20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Screen magnifier

Virtual Magnifying Glass

http://magnifier.sourceforge.net

People with low vision (20/70 - 20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Large text and pointer

Windows Large themes, DPI and low resolution, mouse pointer size

Built in large text

People with low vision (20/70 - 20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Color enhancements

Windows High Contrast

Built in color enhancements

People who are hard of hearing

Captions

Ease of Access features - Captions

Ease of Access features

People who are hard of hearing

Visual/Vibration cues

Ease of Access features - Visual cues

Ease of Access features

People with photosensitive epilepsy

Accessibility feature

Ease of Access features - Color and Contrast

Ease of Access features

People with cognitive disabilities

Text-to-speech software

SpeakComputer, BrowseAloud, NaturalReader

Application-based

People with cognitive disabilities

Word Prediction

LetMeType, etype, Dasher

Application-based

People with cognitive disabilities

Speech Recognition

Windows Speech Recognition

Use the Windows Key + Q Shortcut key Combination and type Speech into the search field. Alternatively, use Control Panel to enable Speech Recognition.

People who cannot speak

Keyboard access

Keyboard accessibility

Use the Windows Key + Q Shortcut key Combination. In the search box, enter Change how your keyboard works, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click Change how your keyboard works. Choose the desired settings.

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Speech Recognition

Microsoft Speech Recognition

Use the Windows Key + Q Shortcut key Combination and type Speech into the search field. Alternatively, use Control Panel to enable Speech Recognition.

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Keyboard adjustments

Stickkeys, filter keys and key repeat

Use the Windows Key + Q Shortcut key Combination. In the search box, enter Change how your keyboard works, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click Change how your keyboard works. Choose the desired settings.

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

On-screen keyboard/Keyboard simulation

Windows on-screen Keyboard (OSK)

Control Panel > Ease of Access > On Screen Keyboard

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Switch Access

Simulate Mouse

Use Microsoft Speech Recognition to simulate mouse functions.

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Switch Access

Simulate Keyboard (intellisense, RJ Cooper)

http://www.rjcooper.com

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Switch Access

DiscoverPro w/ Intellisence switch

http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/product/23664, http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/product/intelliswitch

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Alternative Input/Mouse Simulation/Mouse speed

Mousekeys

Use the Windows Key + Q Shortcut key Combination. In the search box, enter Change how your keyboard works, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click Change how your keyboard works. Turn on Mouse Keys here.

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Trackpad, trackball, joystick

Trackpad, trackball, joystick

Where you normally purchase peripherals

 

Windows 10 Videos and Tutorials

(Many of the resources obtained from the W3C Mobile Accessibility Task Force)

 

IOS Nominal Cost

User Type

Technical Category

Product Name

Location

People who are blind

Screen reader

VoiceOver

Built in screen reader (Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver

People with low vision (20/70-20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Screen magnifier

Zoom

Built in magnification (Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom)

People with low vision (20/70-20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Large text

Large Text (only works in certain Apple products)

Built in large text (Settings > General > Accessibility > Large Text)

People with low vision (20/70-20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Color enhancements

Inverse colors

Built in color enhancements (Settings > General > Accessibility > Inverse Colors)

People with cognitive disabilities

Text-to-speech software

Siri, Speak Selection, Speak Auto-text

Built in software (Settings > General > Accessibility

(Hold down home button to activate Siri)

People with cognitive disabilities

Word prediction

Dasher

Apple App Store

People with cognitive disabilities

Speech recognition

Siri

Built in software (Hold down home button to activate)

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

Switch Access

Switch Control

Built in switch access

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

Alternative input / Mouse simulation / Mouse speed

Assistive Touch

Built-in (Settings > General > Accessibility)

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

Trackpad, trackball, joystick, Bluetooth keyboard

Trackpad, trackball, joystick, keyboard

Where you normally purchase peripherals

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Hearing

Hearing Aid Mode

General, Accessibility, Hearing, Hearing Aids

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Hearing

Subtitles & Captioning

General, Accessibility, Hearing

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Hearing

Mono Audio

General, Accessibility, Hearing, Mono Audio

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Hearing

TTY Mode

Settings, Phone, TTY

Low Vision and Hard of Hearing

Ringtone Vibration (iOS 7)

Custom Vibrations

Settings, Sounds, Sounds and Vibrations Patterns, (one of the options in this section), Vibration, Custom, Create New Vibration

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion or Blind

Word prediction

Fleksy

Apple app store

 

Mac OS - Nominal Cost

User Type

Technical Category

Product Name

Location

People who are blind

Screen reader

VoiceOver

Built in screen reader

People with low vision (20/70-20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Screen magnifier

Zoom

Built in magnification

People with low vision (20/70-20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Cursor magnification

Cursor Size

Built in cursor size adjustments

People with low vision (20/70-20/200 acuity or fields less than 20 degrees)

Color enhancements

Inverse colors

Built in color enhancements

People with cognitive disabilities

Speech recognition

Dictation

Built in software

People with cognitive disabilities

Accessibility feature

Dictionary

Built in software

People with cognitive disabilities

Accessibility feature

Text to Speech

Built in software

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Accessibility feature

FaceTime

Built in software

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Accessibility feature

Messages with iMessage

Built in software

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Accessibility feature

Closed Captioning

Built in software

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Accessibility feature

Screen Flash

Built in software

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Accessibility feature

Mono Audio

Built in software

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Accessibility feature

Purple Video Relay Services

Built in software

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

Speech recognition

Speakable Items

Built in software

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

On Screen Keyboard

On Screen Keyboard

Built in software

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

Keyboard commands

Sticky Keys

Built in software

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

Keyboard commands

Slow Keys

Built in software

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

Alternative Input/Mouse Simulation/Mouse speed

Mouse Keys

Built in software

People with limited dexterity, reach and strength, and range of motion

Trackpad, trackball, joystick, keyboard

Trackpad, trackball, joystick, keyboard

Where you normally purchase peripherals

 

 

Android v4.1+ - Other AT and Peripherals

User Type

Technical Category

Product Name

Location

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Switch Access

No system wide (per app only)

Application specific

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Trackpad, trackball, joystick

Trackpad, trackball, joystick

Hardware

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion or Blind

Swype keyboard

install from play store

settings > language and input

 

Other Commonly Used ATs Windows Platform (not nominal cost)

 

User Type

Technical Category

Product Name

Location

People who are blind

Screen reader

JAWS

http://www.freedomscientific.com/

People who are blind

Screen reader

Window-Eyes

http://www.gwmicro.com/

People who are blind

Screen reader

System Access

http://www.serotek.com/

People who are visually impaired

Screen reader

JAWS

http://www.freedomscientific.com/

People who are visually impaired

Screen reader

Window-Eyes

http://www.gwmicro.com/

People who are visually impaired

Screen reader

System Access

http://www.serotek.com/

People who are visually impaired

Screen magnifier

ZoomText

http://www.aisquared.com/

People who are visually impaired

Screen magnifier

MAGic

http://www.freedomscientific.com/

People with motor impairments

Speech recognition

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm

People with limited dexterity, reach, strength, and range of motion

Switch or Sip and Puff software

Intelliswitch with DiscoverPro

http://webstore.ablenetinc.com/IntelliSwitch--Transmitter---USB-Receiver/p/12050000/

People with cognitive impairments

Word prediction software (general)

Varies; a good example is Read & Write Gold

http://www.texthelp.com/

People with motor impairments

Head pointers and mouth wands

Varies

Varies

People with motor impairments

Eye tracking or Eye Gaze software

Varies

Varies

People with cognitive impairments

Word prediction software (general)

Varies; a good example is Read & Write Gold

http://www.texthelp.com/

People with cognitive impairments

Speech recognition

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm

People with cognitive impairments

Word prediction

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