Assistive

Alternate Access

Alternate access refers to any method that uses an adaptation to gain access to high- or low-tech equipment when traditional methods cannot be used.

Alternate access works to achieve functions that cannot be performed due to physical limitations, including visual and auditory limitations.

Examples include:

onscreen keyboarding software

(image source http://accessit.nda.ie/images/img_on_screen_kboard.jpg)

head-mounted mouse control

(image source http://www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/tlc/software_equipment/
computer-headmouse2.jpg)

adapted keyboards

(image source http://www.intellikeys.com)

screen magnification software

(image source http://www.ridbc.org.au/publications/
ar2004/ images/pic_brooke_julie.jpg)

screen magnification devices

(image source http://www.accessingenuity.com/images/
Aff.%20Sup.%20Front,%20Flower%205-7%20cm%20
kopie.jpg)

screen reading software

(image source http://www.nanopac.com/images/magic.jpg)

switch scanning software

(image from http://callcentre.education.ed.ac.uk/SEN/5-
14/Special_Acc_FFA/Scanning_FFB/scanning_ffb.html)

switch access hardware

(image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanosullivan/
292168157/in/set-72157594366182764)


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