CAP site gets easier for disabled to use

CAP site gets easier for disabled to use

Defense Department and other federal employees with disabilities can get new services from a user-friendly Web site just launched by DOD's Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, at www.tricare.osd.mil/cap. The layout was redesigned to let users and managers 'customize their personal search for program and contact information,' CAP director Dinah Cohen said.

Federal users can order assistive devices and software online and take a virtual tour of the CAP Technical Center at the Pentagon. CAP was established in 1990, a decade before the federally mandated Section 508, which requires agencies to make information and IT products accessible to disabled persons.

CAP is the oldest federal program of its kind though not the only one. It also provides assistive training to disabled federal employees at no cost. The technology available through the site deals with a range of disabilities such as visual, hearing, dexterity, recognition and cognitive disorders.

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