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Computer lab assistive technologies

Computer lab assistive technologies K. Michelle Younkin

Introduction When designing an accessible computer lab, you should have the following in mind:1) PROPER training of lab employees2) accessibility for the following:Blind, low visionDeaf, hard of hearingLearning disabilityMotor disabilityAND OTHERS

Training of Lab employeesEmployees need to be frequently trained in the most current assistive technologies available. Employees should be able to use and access information on a wide variety of assistive devices. Lab operators should help each consumer login using assistive technology features of Windows when they arrive.

Fair means accessibleLeave room for Wheelchairs and mobility devices - motorInclude adjustable tables and chairs for the lab - motorAt least some chairs need to have wrist and forearm rests - motorLarge print keytop labels vision Scanner and optical character recognition software vision At least one LARGE monitor for low vision vision Alternative, mini, or extended keyboards for fine motor skill disabilities High quality headsets and headphones for hearing impaired

List of costsVisionLow vision keyboard$23.99 Braille stickers for keyboard$19.95 CCTV magnifier$2,074.00 screen magnifier$119.99 Wheelchair/ motor48' height adjustible computer desk$299 height adjustable computer chair$91.93 ergonomic arm rest$32.99 ergonomic wrist rest$10.49 ergonomic keyboard tray$84.99 HearingQuality headphones$22.99 headset (for controlling computer)$15.29

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