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Adaptive Technology Products and Vendors

The CSULB AIM Center staff have compiled the following information about adaptive technology products and access devices for people with disabilities. This list does not represent all available adaptive technology or all the vendors who sell and service adaptive technology and /or products to consumers.

Adjustable Tables and Workstations


Augmentative Communication Devices

  • Prentke-Romich, Company
    • Communication Products
    • Adaptive Technology Software Products
    • Adaptive Technology Computer Access
    • Switches & Mounts

Braille Embossers

Braille Keyboard Displays

Braille Note Takers

Braille Translation Software

  • Duxbury Systems - Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) and MegaDots:
    Print to Braille translation software applications.

Captioning Vendors

  • Automatic Sync - Phone: (877) 278-7962, Email:
    • $70 p/hour for 0-20 hrs
    • $55 p/hour for 21-50 hrs
  • PeopleSupport Rapidtext, Inc. - Phone: (800) 234-0304 ext. 47124, Fax: (949) 258-5639. 1801 Dove Street, Suite 101, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Contact Kathy Furlan at


  • Ash Technologies - High resolution portable color CCTV (TViZoom, Liberty, Liberty Plus, Prisma).
  • Sighted Electronics - Magnilink. Desk top CCTVs (Seagull, Penguin, Colibri).
  • Optelec, Inc. - Desk Top CCTVs, Hand held magnification devices.

Optical Character Recognition Applications (OCR)

  • Arkenstone - OPENBook. An optical character recognition system (OCR text scanner & reader).
    WYNN 3.0. Literacy software for assisted reading and writing.
  • Lisa Smolen & Associates - Kurzweil 1000 and 3000 for the PC, Kurzweil 3000 for the MAC, textHELP!

On-Screen Character Enlargement Applications

On-Screen Keyboard

Screen Readers and Speech Synthesizers


Voice Recognition

Word Prediction

Regional Vendors

  • Access Ingenuity - Central CA Rep for Adaptive Techology Assistive Devices
    3635 Montgomery Drive
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405
    Toll Free: 877-579-4380
    Main Phone: 707-579-4380
    Fax: 707-579-4273
  • A. T. Kratter & Associates - Southern CA Rep for Adaptive Techology Assistive Devices
    A.T. KRATTER & Company, Inc.
    12062 Valley View Street Suite 109
    Garden Grove CA 92845-1739
    Tel: (714) 799-3000
    Fax: (714) 799-3100
  • HumanWare, Inc. - Northern CA Rep for Adaptive Techology Assistive Devices
    175 Mason Circle
    Concord, CA 94520 USA
    Toll-free phone (US only) 1 800 722-3393
    Phone +1 925 680-7100
    Fax +1 925 681-4630