Putting information or instructions into the computer
For most people, the conventional keyboard and mouse, or the touch screen are adequate methods of communicating with our devices. However, many people have difficulty using these devices and may require some assistance in communicating their intentions and other information. Input aids can be classed in a number of ways:
- Most modern devices have a certain level of access built-in, available simply by turning it on.
- The standard keyboard can be replaced with one that better meets individual needs or preferences.
- The conventional mouse can be made more usable or replaced with alternatives to assist pointing and clicking.
- Special software can be used to create complex actions from simple keyboard actions (macros).
- Printed documents (books, bills, etc.) can be converted to electronic documents using scanning and imaging tools.
- Game consoles and media centers may have special, complex controllers which can be replaced with alternatives that are easier to use.
What type of accommodation are you looking for?
- Built-In Access Features (23) - Accommodations provided by the device manufacturer
- Keyboards and Keyboard Adaptations (249) - Replacement keyboards and add-ons to meet individual needs
- Pointing and Clicking (447) - Assist with mouse, touch-screens and ability switches.
- Create/Use Macros (22) - Tools to create shortcut for complex, repetitive tasks
- Document Scanning (25) - Convert printed documents to electronic ones, which are easier to edit and make accessible
- Game/Media Center Controller (3) - Adaptive controllers for game consoles or personal entertainment systems
- Other (24) - Products in the "Putting information or instructions into the computer" category that do not fit into one or more of the categories above