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A range of new technological tools now helps managers accommodate disabled employees. Examples: Speech recognition products can help blind or visually impaired workers use information they can’t see. The Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) gives deaf and hearing impaired employees access to data they cannot hear. While some of these “assistive technology” products are costly, call your state vocational-rehabilitation program to see if it will buy equipment for your workplace. Also contact nonprofit groups and foundations that may help disabled people by purchasing technological tools and giving them to employers and employees.