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Assistive Technologies & Accommodations

There’s a variety of assistive technology available to improve accessibility and equip people with disabilities to perform their job functions. In North Carolina, click here to contact the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, part of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, at www.ncdhhs.gov.

Assistive equipment and accommodations may include:

  • Software to magnify print and provide high-contrast computer screens
  • Closed caption monitors to project hard-copy print materials onto a computer screen
  • Caption call phones that translate the caller’s voice to text
  • Computer adaptations including a stylus with ball grip and a steady mouse
  • A scribe pen that sends what you write to your smart phone or tablet

For the professional with disabilities, new technology and simple accommodations can be designed and installed for your home, your car or your office to improve accessibility and assist you in fulfilling job requirements. All kinds of technologies are available including:

  • Vehicle modifications such as steering knobs or rings or floor mounted steering
  • Bed shaking alarms for people with hearing disabilities
  • Color wand device to identify clothing colors for people with limited eyesight

Assistive technologies and accommodations are made available to people with disabilities to help make employment a reality. These services are often paid for by the state and are available through North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Contact Us

North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
3125 Poplarwood Court
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27604
Info@nccdd.org
919-850-2901 (voice/tdd)
800-357-6916 (voice/tdd)
800-357-6916 (TTY)
919-850-2915 fax