The computer lab at Ability Now Bay Area is one of the first in the country to be offered at a day program serving adults with disabilities. Our state-of-the-art Computer Learning Center is equipped with 20 workstations with adaptive hardware and software of various types so a wide spectrum of cognitive and physical abilities can benefit from the classes taught here. Learning activities focus on the use of assistive technology to expand expressive and receptive communication through the development of computer skills and use of the Internet.
Our computer literacy classes offers instruction in the use of computers, the Internet, e-mail, and adaptive hardware and software. With staff assistance, participants undertake individual study for educational learning, personal use, increasing communication, alphanumeric literacy, computer art or distance learning. Assistive technology and adaptive hardware and software are used to modify computers to increase access for participants with physical disabilities.