There are many AT tools available to help support individuals with disabilities in the workplace specifically in the area of writing. The advances in equipment and software are allowing more employees with various impairments to be more productive and efficient while performing job tasks.
Speech recognition software like Dragon Naturally Speaking continues to improve, enabling individuals with motor impairments and difficulties using a keyboard and mouse to access their computers to use their voices for anything like creating spreadsheets and reports to searching the Web.
Digital Recorders can helps support individuals who require extra time or information to be recorded to process it later. The ability to document impromptu spoken instructions or other audio, and then download and/or type it later can be an effective strategy.
Word Prediction Software can aid in spelling and typing and can also decrease the amount of time when creating written text.
Spell and Grammar Check is a helpful tool for individuals who require assistance in these areas. Many computers operating systems have these features built-in and are easily accessible for all.
Computer Accessibility Features are available through the operating system of the computer. The features can be customized to fit the learning needs of the individual. Adjusting the keystrokes and mouse controls can be helpful to support the writing process.
Adapted Keyboards and Mice are available through many retail stores. Careful consideration is recommended when creating workstations to support an individual so that they can maintain optimal positioning and accommodates functional performance.