Assistive Technology for Computer Access


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The use of a mouse is an important element to accessing all of the functions of a computer. Which of the following is NOT an alternative to using a mouse?

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1. Which alternative to a standard QWERTY keyboard is most helpful for individuals using a headpointer, mouthstick, or another pointing device?

2. Which of the following assistive technology switches for accessing computers can be controlled by eye blinks?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are offered to help you check your understanding of the many options for assistive technology. You'll see quickly how up-to-date you are on the available products and services. Alternatives to using a mouse till be featured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to:

  • Review your knowledge of alternate keyboards and mouse options
  • Recall TTY/TTD conversion modems
  • Assess the options for the blind to use technology for computer access
  • Review embossed Braille output

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - assess your understanding of the options available for assistive technology
  • Reading comprehension- be able to understand how people of all physical abilities can access technology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about TTY/TTD conversion modems

Additional Learning

If you'd like a more detailed review, see the accompanying lesson, Assistive Technology for Computer Access. You'll get a better understanding of:

  • Why assistive technology is important
  • Alternative to the normal mouse
  • The use of different keyboards and similar technology
  • The different types of switches and what they do
  • Important assistive technology for the blind, deaf, or paraplegic