Capti Solutions for Education

Vision Impairment and Blindness

Low vision refers to a vision impairment which cannot be corrected by use of glasses, medication, or through surgery. Blindness falls under the category of low vision, but it can also be characterized by tunnel vision, blind spots, or blurred vision. Regardless of the type of vision impairment, it can be a challenging situation to cope with, especially in the classroom.

While school resources have come a long way to accommodate individuals with disabilities, getting the right tool in the classroom can be a challenge. Capti Voice allows visually-impaired students to have their reference materials in easily accessible, organized playlists. Capti works across devices and platforms to ensure a consistent reading experience and works with VoiceOver on iOS as well as JAWS and NVDA screen readers on desktop.

Once inside Capti, students can easily customize their preferred text-to-speech voice and speech rate to increase overall comprehension and make it easier to keep on their assignments. Capti is integrated with and recommended by Bookshare which allows qualifying print-disabled individuals access to over 500,000 books.

Biggest Challenges Capti’s Solutions
Many schools have a lack of assistive technologies available to students, limiting them to a narrow selection of devices. Capti synchronizes across all platforms. Students can log into Capti from a variety of devices.
Low-vision students often struggle with asserting independence. Capti’s playlist sharing functionality helps to create a student-led environment. Students will need less assistance from the teacher. A variety of accommodations are offered for each student depending upon their individual needs.
Students with low vision struggle to read assignments and locate specific information when reading. Capti is screen reader accessible and there are a variety of keyboard shortcuts that can be used to navigate.

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