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Our Technology for Equal Access: Mobility Impairments

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    >> Cameron: Hello my name is Cameron
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    and I have a disability
    called cerebral palsy.
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    It affects me because
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    my legs aren't able to work as well
    as others' and it's not as efficient.
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    In the course of my day as a student,
    I use technology such as Dragon.
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    And Dragon is basically a
    speech input system that will
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    write for me as
    I speak into it
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    and that helps me
    become more efficient.
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    This is an example
    of how I use Dragon.
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    R-E-M sleep
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    is when the body goes
    through multiple stages.
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    R-E-M sleep
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    has four stages.
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    >> Blake: Hello.
    My name is Blake.
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    I graduated from the
    University of Washington Tacoma
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    with a Bachelor of Arts
    in urban studies.
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    I have cerebral palsy
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    which means I cannot
    take notes very quickly.
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    For me, quality education includes
    access to instructors' presentations,
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    notes or outlines of the lectures
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    so that I have high-quality notes
    from class lectures and discussions.
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    In college, I used this Dynavox
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    to communicate with
    my peers and professors.
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    I use word predictive software
    called Co: Writer
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    to speed up my typing
    on assignments and papers.
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    Co: Writer predicts words
    in a window as one is typing.
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    >> Teresa: My name is Teresa.
    I'm a high school student
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    and after high school
    I plan on attending college
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    and majoring in psychology
    and I was born without arms.
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    I use a Bluetooth keyboard
    and a Bluetooth mouse
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    so that I have full accessibility
    and I'm able to write down notes
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    and catch everything
    that I need to catch
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    in a more efficient way.
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    Without my arms I have the
    keyboard and the mouse on the floor
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    and then the monitor is just sitting
    on my table in the classroom.
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    When I'm typing notes
    I can usually type pretty fast
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    just because of adrenaline
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    but I'm not fast, as fast
    as someone with arms.
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    >> K: Hi, my name is K
    and I'm a congenital amputee,
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    meaning that I was born
    with some of my limbs missing.
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    For hardware I use
    a Surface Pro 3
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    and I really like it 
    because it's super lightweight.
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    That was one of my biggest struggles
    when trying to find a computer to use
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    was that I couldn't lift
    a lot of laptops that were out.
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    I also love that the Surface
    is a touchscreen
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    which is also really
    helpful for me because
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    sometimes it's a little much for me
    to pull out a mouse to use something
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    so I can just quickly tap on the screen
    and it works wonders.
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    I use my iPhone
    for a lot of things.
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    I intentionally got the Plus
    model of the iPhone
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    so it was larger because I knew
    I would want to do a lot of
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    PDF reading
    on my phone.
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    I use a tiny mouse
    on top of that.
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    So many people have a mouse that they
    like to use with their computer
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    but all the ones I use are smaller
    because my hand is smaller.
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    So it's way easier for me to use a tinier
    mouse
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    that are usually the travel size mice
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    because it just
    fits my hand better.
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    As for software,
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    the two main things
    that I use
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    that are not already
    built into a device,
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    because I use many of the
    built-in features of the iPhone,
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    but I use Sonocent which is
    a note-taking software
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    that allows you to sync audio files of the
    professor or lecturer giving a presentation
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    to slides if they
    give you slides
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    as well as syncing it to notes that
    you might type during the presentation.
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    Wake up.
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    Hi comma
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    my name is K and I’m a senior
    at the University of Washington period.
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    I use Dragon Naturally Speaking
    quite a lot as well.
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    It's really helpful for me
    whenever I have to write long papers
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    and sometimes I do it
    even just for quick emails.
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    But also because of my wrist
    not being super strong
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    while I can type and
    actually type rather quickly
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    if I have to do it for any long
    period of time
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    I will really start
    to hurt my wrist.
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    Many hardware items have
    a lot of built in features.
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    I use a lot of built-in features
    on the iPhone for example.
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    One of my go-to things
    is the AssistiveTouch.
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    It kind of brings
    a little onscreen button
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    that you can position
    wherever you want it
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    and you can set that button to 
    do a bunch of different things.
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    Right now I have it where
    if I do a long hard push
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    it automatically locks my phone.
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    I also have it set so that I can make it 
    take screenshots for me
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    because a screenshot you have to hold down
    the home button and the lock button
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    at the same time which is
    a little hard with one hand,
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    especially when you only have
    two-and-a-half fingers.
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    So I really enjoy
    that feature as well.
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    >> Jonah: Using technology,
    it changes every year
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    because I don't know how
    I'm going to be next year
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    I mean, a lot of things
    can happen because
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    my disease is progressive.
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    I might be using something
    new next year.
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    At the moment mainly
    accommodations are just like
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    for notes I don't
    have to write.
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    My teacher will just give me
    a copy of their PowerPoint or something
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    and I'll just add a
    little minor things to it.
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    >> Jon: My name is Jon.
    I have cerebral palsy.
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    I use a computer that is
    calibrated to my eyes.
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    So whatever I look at
    it will type.
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    Before I would have to
    tell somebody what to write down
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    and now I can do it all.
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    >> Sheryl: My name is
    Sheryl Burgstahler
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    and I direct
    Accessible Technology Services
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    at the University of Washington
    in Seattle.
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    As you can see,
    it’s really important
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    that people with disabilities have access
    to the technology that they need
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    including assistive technology
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    so they can be successful
    in education, in careers,
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    and all the activities
    that they wish to pursue.
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    It’s also important
    that IT developers
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    including those that create websites,
    documents, software and other IT
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    make those products accessible to people
    who are using assistive technology
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    and to everyone else.
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Our Technology for Equal Access: Mobility Impairments
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