Assistive Technology is vital to obtaining employment and advancing in the workplace. There are a wide variety of hardware and software solutions available. Hardware such as a height adjustable desks, phones with built in captioning or a braille keyboard. Software such as voice recognition, screen readers and text-to-speech. Explore the links below to a variety of resources for AT in the Workplace.
MEETINGS AND TRAINING
Live realtime captioning service is available for meetings, providing high-quality access for people with a hearing loss. Live captioning can include two-way communication between captioner and participants for Q&A and a post-meeting transcript. Search the web for RealTime Captioning to find companies that provide this service.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS AND DEVICES
Wireless FM listening devices provide sound clarity and volume in all situations ranging from one-to-one discussions, noisy restaurants, group meetings or large conferences. Devices such as Conversor Pro or ADCO helps you to focus on the speaker’s voice and reduce the effects of room acoustics and background noise.
In business we often find ourselves attending video conference meetings. With a computer, webcam and an app such as Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, EzTalks, WebEx, etc., people can participate in video meetings aided by a sign language interpreter. Also helpful for those who lip read so find phone meetings inaccessible.
Oricom offers corded and cordless phones that amplify the sound for the user improving access to the telephone. Amplification is adjustable. It's compatible with hearing aids.
Artone offers a variety of communication solutions. This bluetooth compatible neckloop provides wireless connection between hearing aids and mobile phones or listening devices.
iOS accessibility allows a person who’s blind can take group selfies. A person who’s deaf can call Mom from overseas. And a person who can’t move from the neck down can send text messages to friends.
ZOOMTEXT LARGE PRINT KEYBOARD
Designed for anyone who struggles to see the lettering on their keyboard.
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Cool Blind Tech published this blog about how Blind and low vision Moovit users can now access Be My Eyes directly from the Moovit app, to ensure a smooth journey with public transportation.