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TTD or TTYA telecommunication device for the deaf, TTY/TDD is a device with a keyboard that sends and receives typed messages over a telephone line....T 
Universal DesignUniversal design is the design of products and environments so they are usable by a wide range of people. Examples of universally designed environments include buildings with ramps, curb cuts, and automatic doors....U 
Universal Design for LearningUniversal Design for Learning (UDL) is the design of instructional materials and activities that make learning goals achievable by individuals with wide differences in their abilities to see, hear, speak, move, read, write, understand English, attend, organize engage and remember. Universal Design for Learning is achievable via flexible curricular materials and activities that provide alternatives for students with differing abilities. These alternatives are built into the instructional design and operating systems of educational materials; they are not added on after-the-fact....U 
Voice RecognitionDifferent types of voice recognition systems (also called speech recognition) are available. Voice recognition allows the user to speak to the computer, instead of using a keyboard or mouse, to input data or control computer functions. Voice recognition systems can be used to create text documents such as letters or email, to browse the Internet, and to navigate among applications and menus....V 
Web AccessibilityUniversal accessibility to the Web means that all people, regardless of their physical or developmental abilities or impairments, have access to Web-based information and services. Making web pages accessible is accomplished by designing them to allow the effective use of adaptive technologies to access their content. See also, Screen Reader...W 
Word Prediction ProgramsWord prediction programs allow the user to select a desired word from an on-screen list located in the prediction window. The computer-generated list predicts words from the first or second letter(s) typed by the user. The word may then be selected from the list and inserted into the text by typing a number, clicking the mouse, or scanning with a switch. Example: Word prediction programs speed up the time it takes Johanna, a young woman with quadriplegia, to communicate her needs to her personal assistant (PA). Instead of typing out full words, a drop down list of common words, beginning with the initial letters entered, appears allowing the entire word to be simply “clicked” instead of typed out in full. Word prediction programs also help Chad, a sixth grader with learning disabilities, when he is writing papers for school. Often he can only recall parts of a word or can spell a word phonetically, but cannot correctly spell the word. Word prediction programs allow Chad to type in ...W 
X-10 UnitX-10 is a communications “language” that allows compatible products to talk to each other using the existing electrical wiring in the home. Most X-10 compatible products are very affordable and the fact that they talk over existing wires in your home means that no costly rewiring is necessary. Installation is simple, a transmitter plugs (or wires) in at one location in the home and sends its control signal (on, off, dim, bright) to a receiver which plugs (or wires) into another location in the home....X