CAP is an excellent program headquartered in the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. CAP’s reps partner with assistive technologist at each Military Treatment Facility. They are there to do assessments for injured and ill service members and these services will follow them as long as they remain in the DoD or transition to a government job. They are prepared to technologically adapt any work environment wounded warriors are a part of within the federal government. This is a top-notch group, they have technological accommodation for blind/low vision, cognitive impairment, communication, deafness and dexterity issues. Please see their website it is very helpful. Get on their e-mail list, they have a very helpful newsletter. CAP sends updates on new laws and technology that impact our community. This group is here for you, use it ! We did and we are so pleased with all the software and gadget we now have to help Pat communicate with the world. It’s changed his life.
This is an online program you can do from home. Students are given access to the Gemm site via a password to get started. Participants spend 30 minutes, 5 days a week playing cognitive and reading games. I like this program because of it’s high level of teacher support, it’s feedback plus it’s based on the principles of neuroplasticity.
This software benefits those who have auditory processing, learning difficulties and speech and language issues. They often see life changing results. This program treats the underlying difficulty, not symptoms – over 1 million students in 40 countries
Free Demo on web site!
A limited number of scholarships available for Wounded Warriors, see your local VA or assistive technologist for funding as well.
This software program is a speech recognition software package that runs hand and hand with the app. The desktop version is used best to write papers, letters or even your life history. Words appear 3x faster on your screen as you can type them. After a few simple training sessions Dragon learns the sound of your voice and is highly accurate.
Use your favorite device– IPhone, IPad, IPod touch or compatible Android device as a remote microphone for flexibility and convenience.
Customer Support – 800 654-1187
Technical Support – 407 241 0618
- If active duty check with CAP, or assistive technologist. If retired call your local VA
This interactive site uses real news articles to help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand English. Seven new stories are posted each Wednesday, along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle and a poll. Listen to each article in full, or sentence-by-sentence. Click on any story to get started or to hear and see a sample. You will need a subscription and a password to enjoy all the features on the site. 15 weeks: $99.95 ($6.66 per week)
Free trial on site.
Bookshare is a non-profit web-based digital library that gives people with printdisabilities the same ease of access to books and periodicals enjoyed by those without disabilities. Bookshare allows a book to be scanned once and then shared in digital formats that are easy to download, search and navigate. To sign up, have your medical provider fill out a form letting bookshare know your limitations, send it in to bookshare with a $50 subscription and you can download any book in their library for free for the year.
Bookshares serves people with visual impairments (hard copy Braille books), people with Physical Disabilities and People with Learning Disabilities
This is the most powerful software program for reading. It works perfectly with Bookshare.org and other digital technologies. It reads the web and is built for academia. If you have trouble reading and need help understanding your textbooks it’s the perfect technology for you. It has many great features like over 20 life-like voices to choose from. Users can control the speed of the voices selected. It’s great for those who think audio books narrators speak to fast. Another great feature is as the voice reads aloud the text to you it highlights it on the screen.