Compass Software for Access Assessment


Compass software is a great tool for assistive technology professionals, occupational therapists, and special education teachers to measure an individual’s skills for computer access.

Compass uses eight skill tests in three input device areas (pointing, text entry, and switch use) to record data on the speed and accuracy of user actions. The use of Compass will assist you to:

  • Diagnose difficulties with an existing interface
  • Choose the best alternative mouse or alternative keyboard
  • Evaluate performance with different access systems, such as switch use
  • Plan training interventions
  • Track changes in a client’s abilities over time
  • Measure the effectiveness of an intervention

Use of this program will provide more effective use of assistive technology in the classroom, appropriate workplace accommodations for ADA compliance, and easier, more comfortable computer use for those with physical disabilities.

Tests can be presented in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Arabic.

Available for Windows and Mac.