Individuals with learning Disabilities may utilize several tools for broader access to digital resources. Its important for these to be compatible, so as not to restricted access.
Abbreviation expenders are programs that automatically complete a word when the user enters a present code or abbreviation. This can enable learning disabled students to type faster with fewer spelling mistakes.
Alternative keyboards are a customizable option that users can program to better meet their needs. For those with learning disabilities, this may include adding graphics, grouping keys by color, and/or limiting input selections.
Individuals with learning disabilities may struggle to memorize passwords, so password mangers may be essential to maintain access to password-protected sites.
Proofreading programs are widely used, but at their core, are a type of assistive technology. Spell checkers, grammar checkers, and other proofreading tools are valuable to help individuals with learning disabilities write more clearly and easily.
Screen readers read screen text aloud, which may be beneficial for users with reading difficulties.
Speech Recognition Programs.
Individuals who have stronger verbal than writing skills may use a speech recognition program to transcribe dialogue through a microphone while the computer writes what they say.
Due to their intuitive nature, devices with touchscreen capabilities may be easier for individuals with learning disabilities to master instead of traditional computers.
Word Prediction software
Prediction technology anticipates the word the user is typing based on context, frequency, and syntax. Not only can this save keystrokes, but may also help those who struggle with spelling and/or grammar improve their accuracy.