Benefits of IDEAL Group’s Portable Assistive Technology Software SmartDrive

  • Improves transition outcomes for individuals with disabilities from home to school, home to work, school to school, school to college, school to employment, college to employment and in adult life in general;
  • Reduces the cost of providing AT software;
  • Eliminates ownership issues which preclude individuals from carrying their AT software with them from school/work and using it on any PC they desire or need to use;
  • Reduces incompatibility and interoperability issues between AT software and the applications already residing on the PC being used; This is true because the AT software being used is not downloaded to, or installed on, the PC being used. All AT applications are installed on, and executed directly from, the PATSS.
  • Eliminates the negative impact of vandalism and innocent corruptions of PC-based AT software. This is true because the AT software being used is not downloaded to, or installed on, the PC being used. All AT applications are installed on, and executed directly from, the PATSS.
  • Eliminates licensing limitations that make it illegal for individuals to use their AT software on any PC they desire or need to use;
  • Minimizes the problem of too few AT software-equipped computers in schools, colleges, libraries, community centers, places of employment, and elsewhere since the user carries their AT software with them wherever they go;
  • Reduces the financial losses resulting from AT software abandonment;
  • Eliminates acquisition time, purchasing frustration, and red tape;
  • Eliminates the stigma of having to use a “special” PC or reserve time to use a PC in a “special” computer lab; and most important,
  • Enhances the quality of life, independence, quality of education and employability of individuals with disabilities;
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