Assistive Technology Used by DO-IT Scholars

The following products are used by high school and college students in the DO-IT Scholars program hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle. Note that use of specific equipment and software does not imply product endorsement.

Low Vision:

Blindness:

Mobility Impairments:

  • Alternative entry options:
    Dragon NaturallySpeaking—Nuance
    Mouth stick—various manufacturers
    Sip and Puff Switch—Enabling Devices
    Small footprint keyboards - various manufacturers
    One-handed keyboards - various manufacturers
  • Alternative pointers:
    Joystick, trackball—various manufacturers
    Headmouse—Origin Instruments
    HeadMaster—PRC-Saltillo
  • Keyboard adaptations:
    Co:Writer—Don Johnston
    WordQ - Quillsoft
    Switch Click USB—AbleNet
  • On-Screen Keyboards:
    Microsoft Windows on-screen keyboard - Microsoft
  • Math Emulation software:
    EquatIO - TextHelp

Learning Disabilities:

Hearing Impairments:

  • Visual alternatives:
    Visual alternative to system sounds for Mac—Apple
    ​Visual alternative to system sounds for Windows—Microsoft
  • Notetaking:
    Livescribe Symphony (smart pen) - Livescribe

Company Contacts for Hardware and Software Used by DO-IT Scholars

 

AbleNet
2625 Patton Rd
Roseville, MN 551131-1137
800-322-0956
www.ablenetinc.com

AI Squared
PO Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255
802-362-3612
www.aisquared.com

Apple
One Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
800-767-2775
specialneeds@apple.com
www.apple.com/accessibility

Don Johnston
26799 W. Commerce Dr.
Volo, IL 60073
800-999-4660
donjohnston.com

Enabling Devices
50 Broadway
Hawthorne, NY 10532
800-832-8697
info@enablingdevices.com
enablingdevices.com

Freedom Scientific
17757 UW Highway 19 N, Suite 560
Clearwater, FL 33764
800-444-4443
info@FreedomScientific.com
www.freedomscientific.com/

Glean North America
4600 140th Ave N, Suite 180
Clearwater, FL 33762
help@glean.co
www.glean.co

Humanware
1 UPS Way
PO Box 800
Champlain, NY 12919
800-722-3393
info@humanware.com
www.humanware.com

Inspiration Software
9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy Suite 300
Beaverton, OR 97005-3300
800-877-4292
www.inspiration-at.com

Kurzweil Educational Systems
17855 N Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75287
800-894-5374
www.kurzweiledu.com

Livescribe
Oakland, CA
http://www.livescribe.com

Microsoft
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
800-642-7676
www.microsoft.com

NaturalSoft, Ltd.
703-6081 No. 3 Rd
Richmond, BC V6Y 2B2
www.naturalreaders.com

Nuance
1 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA 01803
781-565-5000
www.nuance.com/index.html

Origin Instruments
854 Greenview Drive
Grand Prarie, TX 75050-2438
972-606-8740
www.orin.com

Prentke Romich Company
1022 Heyl Road
Wooster, OH 44691
800-262-1984
www.prentrom.com

Quillsoft
308-250 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5A 1J2
1-844-379-6737
International: 1-416-698-0111
sales@quillsoft.ca
www.quillsoft.ca

Scanning Pens Inc
4585 140th Ave N. Suite 1004
Clearwater, FL 33762
727-316-8101
usinfo@scanningpens.com
www.scanningpens.com

Texthelp Inc 
500 Unicorn Park Dr
Woburn, MA 01801
888-248-0652
www.texthelp.com

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