Assistive Technology Glossary2022-11-02T11:22:56-04:00

Assistive Technology Glossary

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Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking is voice recognition, dictation, and control software primarily used by those with physical challenges that make typing difficult.

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Fingerspelling

Fingerspelling is a form of manual alphabet where someone uses their hands to sign a specific letter, most often used by people who are deaf.  

FM System

An FM system is a type of assistive listening device that transmits speech directly from a specialized microphone into a hearing aid, used by people who have hearing aids.  

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Grid 3

Grid 3 is a type of assistive software that allows users to control a computer via eye gaze, a head mouse, or a switch system. It is primarily used by those with physical challenges who find it difficult to use a keyboard and mouse or voice control software.

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