Computer Access

The Freedom to Connect!A woman who is an amputee uses arm to operate a track pad on a laptop

Are you having difficulty seeing the monitor or using a keyboard? Is it hard for you to get out and about, but you still want to remain connected to others? A lack of mobility or loss of vision doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch with family, friends, and co-workers.

Computer access technology, to include portable digital devices, has expanded the options an individual with disabilities has to meet personal and professional goals. There is no need for computer hardware limitations to slow you down or to hinder any at-home work opportunities.  The assistive technology (AT) is out there to open the door to your freedom through connection, and may include the following:

  • Voice recognition software to input text and control the entire computer with voice
  • Screen reading software that can read aloud what is displayed on the monitor for someone with vision loss or a reading disability
  • Magnification software, which enlarges text and graphics
  • Braille keyboards and displays
  • Alternative keyboards and mice for people with limited hand mobility and repetitive stress injuries

Whether you have a repetitive stress injury and need an ergonomic mouse or you have quadriplegia and need to access the computer with your head, AT can be the solution!  At iCAN, we help you find the right tools to improve your life at work, school, and home.