Business Resources and Services from Disability Awareness Author / Speaker Gary Karp

Assistive Technology
for the Workplace

Computing and Communication: Accessible for Everyone

This page is still under construction, with more detail to come in the categories listed below. In the meantime, check out the five key points below.

And here are three great assistive tech sites for you to visit...

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Hands Free Computing
Augmentative Speech
  • Technology has made work possible for more people.A Little More
  • Tremendous creative energy has gone into assitive technology.A Little More
  • The costs of assistive technologies have fallen dramatically.A Little More
  • Assistive tech allows people to work on par with anyone else.A Little More
  • Assistive technologies are becoming ubiquitous.A Little More
  • An entire industry of creative, innovative researchers, designers, and entrepreneurs continue to expand worker potential through assistive technologies. Rehabilitation engineers can sometimes come up with one-off solutions for a specific need, too. It might even become a product!


    Both Windows and Macintosh operating systems include acessibility features, including text to speech, for instance. Ever lean in to see something better on the screen? Check out the zoom feature!
    Computer users with disabilities, in fact, tend to get the most out of technology in ways that most others never do. They make the most of shortcuts and macros, and features that allow them to be as productive – if not more.
    Prices for voice dictation or screen reading software was once in the thousands, and is now in the hundreds.
    A large community of researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs continue to design tools and strategies which unleash potential.
    We live in an information economy where physical labor is less required. Workers with disabilities have huge potential simply by the nature of work in this modern age.