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Your UCP: National October 13, 2003
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Assistive Technology Checklist

WRITING

    Mechanics of Writing

    • Pencil or pen with adaptive grip
    • Adapted paper (e.g. raised lines, highlighted lines, and so on)
    • Slantboard
    • Type writer
    • Portable word processor
    • Computer
    • Other

    Alternate Computer Access

    • Keyboard with easy access or access DOS
    • Keyguard
    • Arm support (e.g. ergorest)
    • Track ball, track pad, joystick with onscreen keyboard
    • Alternate keyboard (e.g. Intellikeys, Discover Board, TASH)
    • Mouth stick or head pointer with standard or alternate keyboard
    • Head mouse or head master/tracer with onscreen keyboard
    • Switch with Morse code
    • Switch with scanning
    • Voice recognition software
    • Word prediction (e.g. Co:Writer) to reduce keystrokes
    • Other:

    Composing Written Material

    • Word cards, word book, or word wall
    • Pocket dictionary or thesaurus
    • Electronic or talking electronic dictionary, thesaurus, or spell checker (e.g. Franklin Bookman)
    • Word processor with spelling and grammar checker
    • Word processor with word prediction (e.g. Co:Writer) to facilitate spelling and sentence construction
    • Talking word processor for multisensory typing
    • Voice recognition software
    • Multimedia software for expression of ideas (assignments)
    • Other:

    Communication

    • Communication board or book with pictures, objects, letters, or words
    • Eye gaze board (Eye gaze communication)
    • Simple voice output device (e.g. Big Mack, Cheap Talk, Voice-in-a-Box, Micro Voice, Talking Picture Frame, or Hawk)
    • Voice output device with levels (e.g. 6 level Voice-in-a-Box, Macaw, Digivox, DAC)
    • Voice out put device with dynamic display (e.g. Dynavox, Speaking Dynamically with laptop computer or Freestyle)
    • Voice out put device with icon sequencing (e.g. Alpha Talker, Liberator, DAC)
    • Device with speech synthesis for typing (e.g. Cannon Communicator, Link, Write:Out Loud with laptop computer)
    • Other:

READING, STUDYING AND MATH

    Reading
    • Changes in text size, spacing, color, or background color
    • Use of pictures with text (e.g. Picture It, Writing with Symbols)
    • Book adapted for page turning (E.G. page fluffers, 3-ring binder, cardboard in page protector)
    • Talking electronic device to pronounce challenging words (e.g. Franklin Bookman)
    • Scanner with talking word processor
    • Electronic books
    • Other:

    Learning and Studying

    • Print or picture schedule
    • Low tech aids to find materials (i.e., index tabs, color coded folders)
    • Highlight text (e.g. markers, highlight tape, ruler)
    • Software for manipulation of objects or concept development (e.g. Blocks in Motion, Toy Store). Consider alternate input device (e.g. switch or touch window)
    • Software for organization of ideas and studying (e.g. Inspiration, Claris Works Outline, PowerPoint)
    • Recorded material (books on tape, taped lectures with number coded index)
    • Other:

    Math

    • Abacus or math line
    • Calculator, with or without print out
    • Talking calculator
    • Calculator with large keys or large LCD print out
    • On screen calculator
    • Software with templates for math computation (consider adapted input methods)
    • Tactile or voice output measuring devices (e.g. clock, ruler)
    • Other:

RECREATION AND LEISURE

    • Adapted toys and games (e.g. toy with adaptive handle)
    • Use of battery interrupter and switch to operate a toy
    • Adaptive sporting equipment (e.g. lighted or bell ball, Velcro mitt)
    • Universal cuff to hold crayons, markers, or paint brush
    • Modified utensils (e.g. rollers, stampers, scissors)
    • Ergo Rest to support arm for drawing or painting
    • Drawing or graphic program on computer (e.g. Kid Pix, Blocks in Motion)
    • Playing games on the computer
    • Music software on computer
    • Other:

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADLs)

  • Adaptive eating devices (e.g. foam handle on utensil)
  • Adaptive drinking devices (e.g. cup with cut out rim)
  • Adaptive dressing equipment (e.g. button hook, reader)
  • Other:

MOBILITY

  • Walker
  • Grab rails
  • Manual wheelchair
  • Powered mobility toy (e.g. Cooper Car, GoBot)
  • Powered wheelchair with joystick, head switch, or sip/puff controls
  • Other:

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

  • Light switch extension
  • Use of Powerlink and switch to turn on electrical appliances (e.g. radio, fan, blender, and so on)
  • Radio or ultrasound remote controlled appliances
  • Other:

POSITIONING AND SEATING

  • Nonslip surface on chair to prevent slipping (e.g. Dycem)
  • Bolster, rolled towel, or blocks for feet
  • Adapted or alternate chair, side lyer, stander
  • Custom fitted wheel chair or insert

VISION

  • Eye glasses
  • Magnifier
  • Large print books
  • Screen magnifier (mounted over screen)
  • Screen color contrast (e.g. CloseView)
  • Screen magnification software (e.g. Closeview, Zoom Text)
  • CCTV (closed circuit television)
  • Screen reader (e.g. OutSpoken, Jaws)
  • Braille Keyboard and Note taker (e.g. Braille N Speak)
  • Braille Translation Software
  • Other:

HEARING

  • Hearing aid
  • Classroom amplification
  • Captioning
  • Signaling device (e.g. vibrating pager)
  • TDD/TTY for phone access
  • Screen flash for alert signals on computer
  • Other:

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Lynch, KJ. Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative, WATI/CESA 6, Polk Library, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901

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