Accessible Computer Hardware & Software

  • Blog from the National Federation of the Blind
  • Adaptive Technology, Accessible Techcomm list of resources
  • American Printing House for the Blind The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
  • Apple® Accessibility Features Vision built into all Macintosh computers provides adjustable keyboard, an ergonomic mouse, CloseView screen magnification software, Easy Access system software (StickyKeys, SlowKeys, MouseKeys), electronic documentation, key-repeat disable, text-to-speech synthesis and voice recognition (PlainTalk), sticky mouse, and visual alert cues. The VoiceOver spoken English interface for Mac OS X is a fully integrated, built-in screen reader technology providing access to the Macintosh through speech, audible cues, and keyboard navigation.
  • "A Few Notes on Buying a Computer" by Curtis Chong, Director of Technology, National Federation of the Blind, 2001
  • Humanware – see things differently computer tools that empower people to compete effectively in a sighted world
  • Kurzweil optical recognition products for Macintosh and Windows platforms
  • Low vision software ZoOmText and Fusion magnification, and magnification with speech  Updated
  • ZoOmText with Speech ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision users. Magnifier/Reader enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, echoes your typing and essential program activity, and automatically reads documents, web pages, and email.  New
  • Video Magnifiers from Freedom Scientific
  • "Web Accessibility: Making Your Web Site Accessible to the Blind" by Curtis Chong, Director of Technology, National Federation of the Blind, 2008
  • Mayer-Johnson Hand Held Voice®, a dynamic screen voice recorder from Ability Research
  • RC Systems makers of Doubletalk speech synthesizers. RC Systems has been a market leader of low cost, high quality text-to-speech and voice synthesis products since 1983. You’ll find our voice synthesizers in a wide range of products, from talking ATMs to vending machines, and homeland security to space satellite telemetry systems.
  • Talking Clocks products available on Amazon.com

Computer Aids

  • Enabling Technologies sells the Romeo and Juliet braille printers, embossers, and more.
  • Ergonomic Arm Rest ErgoArm Adjustable Computer ArmRest with Mouse Pad also see their other ergonomic items such as the
  • Ergonomic Mouse and Input Devices Evoluent Vertical Mouse, Flexible Mouse, and accessories
  • FlagHouse large-print keyboard with color-coded keys (both Ctrl keys are red, Alt is orange, etc.), therma-wraps, percussion instruments for kids, scooters, Snoezelen, head-pointers, and many other assistive equipment. FlagHouse is a global supplier of equipment and resources for physical education, sports, fitness, and recreation and for health, special needs, special education, sensory integration, and multisensory environments. We offer more than 20,000 innovative and quality products and solutions to enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities.
  • Handshoe Mouse ergonomic mouse for relief from repetitive stress or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Humanware computer tools that empower people to compete effectively in a sighted world. Provides intuitive, intelligent solutions that enable their customers to participate effectively in today's information intensive and highly mobile society.
  • Tools for Life Georgia Tech's Assistive Technology Act Program —options for using assistive technology (Georgia)  Updated
  • Unicorn Quest is a typing tutor game for children and adults with one hand or missing fingers (Windows and Mac versions available) (in English and Estonian—looking for translators for other languages).