Computer Accessibility Center for Children with Special Needs

Computer Accessibility Center for Children with Special Needs

Director: Osnat Arbel, Director Occupational Therapy Department

Phone:  02-6494277



ALYN's Computer Accessibility Center provides suitable computer hardware and software for special-needs children and adolescents. The occupational therapists who work at the Center are experienced in the use of the wide range of computer technologies available – equipment and accessories -- for use by physically-challenged children. They test and apply the software, hardware and communication techniques needed by any child with a motor or cognitive disorder, or learning disability. Computers are used in a child's rehabilitation process to improve writing and reading skills, communication skills, and for educational and leisure purposes. 

The Center's staff evaluates each child's capabilities and then recommends the most suitable hardware and software. These evaluations are carried out together with an educational team, speech and language therapists and a technician from ALYN’s biomechanical laboratory.  In accordance with ALYN's multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation, there is full cooperation between the Center and the other departments at ALYN. 

Responsibilities for the Center’s staff members include:

  • Evaluating children who come to ALYN's outpatient clinics
  • Evaluating children and adolescents who are hospitalized in ALYN's Rehabilitation Department
  • Providing consultations and guiding the families of the children on what equipment is suitable for their child.
  • Organizing workshops and seminars for professionals who work with special needs children


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