Independence at work
A man describes his experience using assistive technology at work, both
for computer programming and maneuvering within his worksite.
A man describes using a head mouse to access his computer
Independence at work and home
A man who is blind uses a device for multiple aspects of his work and
Adrienne is looking forward to independence and running
her own business:
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Independence with computers
A young man describes the steps involved with using a head mouse to
Another young man uses speech-to-text in order to write
papers faster at college.
People use speech recognition software to compose documents.
Students with visual impairments describe the assistive
devices that help them with computers.
A young college student shares how text-to-speech helps
her with reading assignments.
For those who may not be able to manipulate the pages
of a book or read the print, some alternative systems are described.
A college student shares how she can convert typed text
on a computer to Braille on paper.
Independence in communication
A young man with a hearing loss describes how email facilitates communication.
A man uses multiple functions of his device to communicate
with his wife. Video clip coutesy of Zygo Industries, Inc.
A man shares his delight with finally being able to have
conversations independently. He uses a head stylus to access his device.
Video clip coutesy of Zygo Industries, Inc.
Independence in transportation
A man who drives as adapted vehicle eloquently describes the
role that driving has in the quality of his life.
A woman who uses a manual wheelchair describes the importance that everyone
places on "getting around" independently.
Independence in running errands
A couple with severe disabilities makes a withdrawal at the
bank despite how difficult it is to get into the bank itself.
Despite the fact that they cannot speak, Alan and Sharon
shop with ease at their local grocery store.