Mobility Assistance

Mobility

Are routine tasks painful or difficult to perform? Finding the right piece of technology can make a difference in your day-to-day comfort and performance.

See Supported Software for additional features and support on the software listed below.

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Speech Recognition

Speech Recognition software gives you the capability to use your voice to compose emails, create documents, and even control your computer.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows
  • For Windows only
  • Microphone required
  • Several different editions available
  • Use the computer completely hands free
Windows 7 Speech Recognition
Dragon Dictate for Mac
  • Formally known as MacSpeech Dictate
  • For the Macintosh only
SpeakQ for Windows
  • Can be used with people who have speech difficulties
  • Allows typing and speaking at the same time
  • does not have voice commands to remember or distract

Word Prediction

Word prediction software gives the typist several choices of a word as a word is being spelled out.

WordQ for Windows
  • Suggests words as you type and
  • Provides spoken feedback for proofreading
  • Works with Microsoft Word, NotePad, or Outlook
Keystrokes 4 for Mac
  • An on-screen keyboard
  • Allows you to type with a mouse, trackball, or head pointer
  • Type into any standard Mac application, and it has an advanced word prediction.
Co:Writer for Windows and Mac
  • Interprets spelling and grammar mistakes
  • Word prediction
  • Uses the context of a whole sentence to predict the next word
  • Add words and phrases customized to the typist
Kurzweil 3000 for Windows and Mac
  • Features Word prediction
  • Provides a list of possible words based on the letters that are entered and on grammar rules
  • As each letter is entered the words in the list will change
TextHelp Read & Write Gold for Windows and Mac
  • Powerful word prediction
  • Learns the writing style to the typist
  • Features the ability to customize the vocabulary

Built-in Features

Both Windows and Mac have features already built-in to the computer that can assist those who have difficulty using the keyboard, mouse or trackpad.

Windows

Navigate your computer easier:

  • Mouse Keys — use the numeric keypad as a mouse
  • Keyboard Shortcuts — open programs quickly
  • Customize Mouse Pointer — make the mouse pointer easier to find on the screen

Mac

Make your computer easier to use:

  • Sticky Keys — minimize keystrokes
  • Customize Keyboard Shortcuts — quickly perform tasks
  • Assign Mouse Buttons — customize the mouse clicks for easier navigation
  • Trackpad Gestures — easily control the computer with your fingertips

Mobile Applications

See Mobile Solutions.

Equipment

We carry a variety of products that can provide an alternative method to typing or an alternative to using the mouse. The ACT Center has these products for demonstration.

Bluetooth headset Bluetooth Microphones (wireless)

Headset microphone Headset Microphones (wired)

Desktop microphone Desktop Microphones

One-handed keyboard One-Handed Keyboards

Ergonomic mouse Ergonomic and Alternative Mice