DOD activates site for disabled
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Oct 16, 2002
CAP home page
The Defense Department this week activated a user-friendly Web site that
has assistive technology accommodations for people with disabilities who
work at DOD and other agencies.
The new Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) Web site, www.tricare.osd.mil/cap, features an enhanced online accommodation process
and a better assistive technology section, said Dinah Cohen, CAP director.
It also has an improved virtual CAP Technical Center tour, which users can
navigate for help selecting the most appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
Cohen said that the site was redesigned to be more accommodating for
users and now "allows customers, people with disabilities and federal managers
to customize their personal search for program and contact information."
DOD launched CAP in 1990 to eliminate employment barriers for people
with visual, hearing, dexterity and cognitive disabilities. Since its inception,
the program has funded and provided, free of charge, more than 30,000 accommodation
solutions including specialized equipment and human expertise to about
50 federal agencies.
CAP offerings include:
* TTY machines and TTY software for people with hearing disabilities.
* Voice-recognition software for those with dexterity disabilities.
* Software designed to overcome cognitive disabilities.
* Braille displays and screen readers.