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What can a computer do for me?

A standard computer is a powerful tool able to provide access to many essential tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible for a disabled person to accomplish. Examples include writing letters and reading the news without the need to handle a pen or turn the pages of a newspaper. With additional, sometimes specialist, software or hardware a computer's function can go much further, helping with tasks such as verbal communication and environmental control.

There are endless ways in which technology can help people with disabiities gain greater independent access to leisure, learning and employment.

How can I access the computer?

The standard keyboard and mouse on a computer present a barrier to many people with physical difficulties; the screen can be less than accessible for people with a visual impairment, and the complexity of software can deliver an environment that is difficult or impossible for users with learning difficulties.

Fortunately there are plenty of accessiblity tools, assistive hardware, specialist software and other adaptations available that overcome these obstacles.

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