Adaptive Technology

Adaptive technology, or assistive technology is any "product, device, or equiment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabiities"

iOS VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a gesture-based screen reader that lets you enjoy using iPhone even if you don’t see the screen. With VoiceOver enabled, just triple-click the Home button to access it wherever you are in iOS. Hear a description of everything happening on your screen, from battery level to who’s calling to which app your finger is on. You can also adjust the speaking rate and pitch to suit you.

VoiceOver In Apps

Because VoiceOver is integrated in iOS, it works with all the built-in iPhone apps. You can create custom labels for buttons in any app — including third-party apps. And Apple works with the iOS developer community to make even more apps compatible with VoiceOver.

Android Assistant Menu

The assistant menu is a small onscreen contextual menu which gives you access to all the important features of your phone (Notification panel, Home, back, recent buttons...). It aims to improve single handed operation on your mobile.

High Contrast Colour Scheme (Windows)

Accessibility feature built into Windows that assists people with vision impairment. You may change the size and color of fonts and the background for ease of viewing.

Movie/TV Audio Descriptions

Audio Description involves the accessibility of the visual images of theater, television, movies, and other art forms for people who are blind, have low vision, or who are otherwise visually impaired. It is a narration service (provided at no additional charge to the patron) that attempts to describe what the sighted person takes for granted -- those images that a person who is blind or visually impaired formerly could only experience through the whispered asides from a sighted companion. In theaters, in museums, and accompanying television, film, and video presentations, Audio Description is commentary and narration which guides the listener through the presentation with concise, objective descriptions of new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and "sight gags," all slipped in between portions of dialogue or songs.

Adaptive Mouse

Trackball devices allow you to control the cursor on your screen by manipulating a ball rather than moving a mouse. This requires far less wrist or arm movement. However, some people without disabilities simply prefer it to the standard mouse傭ut it is often easier for a person with a motor disability to operate than a standard mouse. Someone with tremors in the hands may also find this kind of mouse more useful because once the person moves the mouse cursor to the right location, there is less danger of accidentally moving the cursor while trying to click on the mouse button. A person with tremors in the hands could also manipulate the trackball mouse with a foot, if there is enough motor control in the feet.

TTY Phone

A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate.