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People with disabilities might have difficulty with the cognitive or the physical process of writing.

People with disabilities might have difficulty with the cognitive or the physical process of writing. In addition, they may have difficulty spelling, which can manifest itself in letter reversals, letter transposition, and omission of letters or words.  Individuals may be hindered in the physical process of writing, making it difficult to fill in blanks, bubble in dots, line up numbers or words in a column, on a line, or within a margin. Handwriting may be illegible. Organizing a written project, identifying themes or ideas, structuring sentences or paragraphs, or identifying and/or correcting grammar errors may all be writing tasks that are problematic due to deficits in the cognitive process of writing.

Solutions:

Personal Data Assistants or PDAs are widely used as portable organizational devices. PDAs for individuals with vision impairments may include features such as voice output, Braille display, planner, calculator, address book, word processor and computer connectivity for e-mail and sharing files. Some even feature a Global Positioning System (GPS) add-on device. In addition, talking or Braille notetakers and laptop computers with voice output and Braille display are portable products with similar features.