What is assistive technology?
Assistive technologies are hardware and/or software solutions which enable people with disabilities to overcome their challenges and help enrich their professional, educational, social and personal lives.
Who uses assistive technology?
Anyone who has a disability that requires the aid of specific technology designed to assist them in communication, information gathering, data entry, reading and writing for both work and leisure can use assistive technology.
Assistive technology designed for people with visual impairments
There are a variety of assistive technologies developed to help various types of disabilities. Assistive technologies developed specifically for the blind and visually impaired, for example, will allow the user to read information from the screen by either enlarging the text and graphics, or speech output of those text and graphics, or both. They can also display screen text and other elements in refreshable Braille or emboss a document into Braille. Other technologies will scan a printed document, recognize the text and read it back to the user with speech output.
Sometimes the user has a need to be portable. Note taking devices will allow the user to be mobile because they are small, lightweight, and can quickly be powered on and set to open a document when awakened from hibernation. Unlike notebook computers, these devices boast a longer battery life so can be used all day in work or school environments without having to be charged or plugged in to a wall outlet...
Who is Kewing Enterprises?
Kewing Enterprises is a local Austin-based Texas company that proudly sells assistive technology and training to state agencies, Education Service Centers and school districts, companies who are purchasing equipment for their employees to provide accessible work environments, and individuals who need assistive technology to succeed in their personal and professional lives.