Physical and Mobility Impairments

To accommodate mobility impairments, Donka uses a variety of assistive technology, both software and hardware for a user to access a computer with independence. They include voice activation software, alternative keyboards and key guards, switch access, head mouse, on-screen keyboard, and mouse options like a Kensington trackball or mouse keys.

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  • Kensington MouseTrackball in the middle allows users to rest their hand while guiding mouse with a push of a finger. Trackball buttons are programmable
  • Head MouseAlloes those who cannot use their hands to perform computer functions by allowing the user's head to contral the mouse
  • SwitchesHook to the computer for fast and easy access to programs
  • Puff SwitchesUsed to send signals to computer using air pressure by "sipping" (inhaling) or "puffing" (exhaling) on straw or tube
  • IntellikeysPowerful, easy-to-use alternative keyboard that plugs directly into a standard keyboard port and runs any software that responds to keyboard commands
  • Dragon Naturally SpeakingSpeech recognition sofware program that enables students to create documents and email, surf the web, navigate their desktop and more-all by voice
  • On Screen KeyboardMovable, resizable on-screen keyboards that enables the user to transparently enter text into Windows applications with any pointing device, including mice, trackballs, switch, and head mouse
  • Literacy ToolsStudy and writing tools, including Solo 6, MyStudyBar, WordQ/SpeakQ, word predictions and read-back features
  • Alternative and Augmentative AppsCommunication tools to give non-verbal children and adults a voice
  • iPads Apps and Accessibility
iPad Accessibility includes VoiceOver, Speak, Guided Access and Siri. iPad Apps include: Dragon Dication, bookreading apps, various note-taking apps and annotations apps
  • WebsitesOnline resources designed to encourage literacy, communication and independence for persons with disabilities
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