What is assistive technology?

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.

Assistive Technology most commonly used:

  • Speech/Voice recognition
  • Text to Speech
  • Mind Mapping
  • Touch Typing
  • SmartPhones/Tablets
  • Apps
  • Handheld Devices

How does Assistive Technology help people with accessibility difficulties?

Assistive Technology can help people to overcome difficulties with:

  • Reading, writing & spelling
  • Mathematics & number
  • Note taking & memory
  • Learning & study skills
  • Organisation & time management

Definition of AT taken from the Assistive Technology Industry Association

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