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:


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
  • 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


2625 Patton Rd
Roseville, MN 551131-1137

AI Squared
PO Box 669
Manchester Center, VT 05255

One Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014

Don Johnston
26799 W. Commerce Dr.
Volo, IL 60073

Enabling Devices
50 Broadway
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Freedom Scientific
17757 UW Highway 19 N, Suite 560
Clearwater, FL 33764

Glean North America
4600 140th Ave N, Suite 180
Clearwater, FL 33762

1 UPS Way
PO Box 800
Champlain, NY 12919

Inspiration Software
9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy Suite 300
Beaverton, OR 97005-3300

Kurzweil Educational Systems
17855 N Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75287

Oakland, CA

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399

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

1 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA 01803

Origin Instruments
854 Greenview Drive
Grand Prarie, TX 75050-2438

Prentke Romich Company
1022 Heyl Road
Wooster, OH 44691

308-250 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5A 1J2
International: 1-416-698-0111

Scanning Pens Inc
4585 140th Ave N. Suite 1004
Clearwater, FL 33762

Texthelp Inc 
500 Unicorn Park Dr
Woburn, MA 01801

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