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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

  • sis usa, inc.
    Ergonomically accessible workstations (hand crank & electrically motorized tables).
  • Ergo In Demand, Inc.
  • Da-Lite


Augmentative Communication Devices

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

Braille Embossers

Braille Keyboard Displays

  • Sighted Electronics
    • The NEW BRAILLEX® EL-80s
      The flattest 80 cell Braille display world wide.
    • The NEW BRAILLEX® EL-66s
      A large Braille Display in a compact desktop unit.
    • The NEW BRAILLEX® EL-40s
      The smallest Braille Display ever made. Utilizes the Easy Access Bar.
    • The NEW BRAILLEX® EL-40sd
      The handsome 40 cell desktop Braille display.
    • The BRAILLEX® EL 2D-80
      The summit in efficiency.
    • The BRAILLEX® EL 2D-66
      The clever intermediate size Braille Display.

Braille Note Takers

  • GW Micro - Braille Sense. Braille notetaker.
  • Freedom Scientific - Braille Lite. A refreshable Braille output device

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


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

  • AiSquared - ZoomText. An on screen magnification interface.
  • >Freedom Scientific - MAGic. Screen magnification application

On-Screen Keyboard

Screen Readers and Speech Synthesizers

  • Freedom Scientific - JAWS Screen Reader.
  • GW Micro
    • Window/Vocal Eyes. A screen reader.
    • Speech Synthesizers.
      • TripleTalk USB
      • DECtalk USB
  • Dolphin - Hal & SuperNova screen reader


  • What is TTD/TTY?
  • What is a TTY Relay Service? How to Use it.
  • Ultratec Superprint Pro80™ Gold TTY

Voice Recognition

Word Prediction

  • Applied Human Factors, Inc. - Word prediction
  • WordQ - 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