Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)By Terrell-Lindsay, Sharon Y.; Matthews, Brittany; Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 205-206
Publication Date: 2002
Article discusses the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), which was created by the Department of Defense (DoD) to remove employment barriers for people with disabilities. The program’s mission is to provide assistive technology (AT) and accommodations in order to ensure that people with disabilities have access to information and opportunities in DoD and throughout the federal government. The main objectives of CAP are to assist DoD in providing AT and services for people with disabilities, and to support the accessibility of programs and activities for employees and members of the public. A wide variety of AT is paid for by CAP, including technology for people with hearing, visual, dexterity, cognitive, and communication disabilities. Examples of accommodations provided include teletypewriters, captioning for training videos, print enlargers, screen readers, alternative keyboards and pointing devices, and speech recognition software. The program also maintains the CAP Technology Evaluation Center, which is located in the Pentagon. The center maintains several computer workstations, which are equipped with a wide range of AT for people with disabilities.
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