All-terrain wheelchairs are designed to withstand harsh conditions and traverse outdoor environments, including sand, soft wet ground, uneven surfaces, curbs, and slopes.
42. Alternative Alarm Clocks
Alarm clocks with specific functions to meet the needs of special needs individuals.
43. Alternative Cleaning Supplies
Traditional cleaning chemicals can trigger limitations for people with chemical sensitivities, fragrance sensitivities, migraine headaches, asthma and other respiratory impairments. To prevent limitations like respiratory difficulty, headaches, nausea, and tightening of the throat, investigate the use of alternative, non-toxic cleaning products, and fragrance-free cleaning products and practices.
44. Alternative Dispute Resolution
These agencies provide arbitration support for unions, government, organizations, and private companies. They will help you find a qualified arbitrator and provide administrative support during the resolution process.
45. Alternative Input Devices
Alternative input devices are hardware or software solutions that allow users with a variety of impairments to access a computer in a different way. Alternative input devices allow the user to access a computer in whatever way works best for them such as using his/her feet, head, eye, mouth, breath, thumb, or a single finger. Some devices are activated by motion while others can be controlled with nerve or muscle signals, optical tracking, even brain activity and mind energy. For more information, see JAN's Accommodation and Compliance Series: Alternative Input Devices.
46. Alternative Keyboards
Alternative keyboards can be used by individuals with various impairments but are especially beneficial to individuals who experience pain and fatigue due to repetitive keyboard use. Because alternative keyboards come in many sizes and shapes, individuals with different body sizes and hand shapes, who are limited in fine motor manipulation, may benefit from using them. Alternative keyboards, sometimes called ergonomic keyboards or adjustable keyboards, may be fixed split keyboards, adjustable split, or contoured. Many increase typing comfort, and several can be positioned to accommodate individual preferences, including negative and positive tilt adjustments.
47. Alternative Lighting
Alternative lighting, such as incandescent lighting and LED light fixtures provide adequate task light without harmful UV radiation. LED lights are becoming more widely available. Contact the following companies for information regarding these products.
48. Alternative Locks
Some individuals with gripping limitations have difficulty grasping a key to lock or unlock a door, etc. Companies offer alternatives to the "traditional" key system.
49. Alternative Mice
An alternative mouse is a variation of the "traditional" mouse. Alternative mice usually are designed to help accommodate individuals with various fine motor limitations, spasticity, or other gripping limitation. For example, an individual who cannot grip a traditional mouse due to arthritis, carpal tunnel, or a hand injury may be able to move a cursor effectively with a glidepoint, trackball, joystick, or other device. Examples include:
- Breath and Mouth Controlled Mice
- Eye Controlled Alternative Input
- Mousing Surfaces
- Tongue Touch Keyboards/Mice
50. Alternative Mice - Limiting Tremors
These alternative mice options were designed to reduce the effects of tremors and spasticity.