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<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">'''Assistive Technology''' is any item, piece of equipment, product or system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. <sup>1</sup></span></span>
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<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">The four main categories of disabilities are visual, hearing, mobility, and cognitive. A variety of assistive technology tools are available to assist individuals with disabilities.</span></span>
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<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Some of the most commonly used assistive technology tools are:</span></span>
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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Screen Readers</span></span>
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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Screen Magnifiers</span></span>
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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Input devices, such as keyboard, adaptive keyboard, trackball, mouth stick</span></span>
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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Captions</span></span>
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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Transcripts</span></span>
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*<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Voice Recognition software</span></span><br/>
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Revision as of 15:37, 16 May 2013

About

Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment, product or system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. 1


The four main categories of disabilities are visual, hearing, mobility, and cognitive. A variety of assistive technology tools are available to assist individuals with disabilities.

Some of the most commonly used assistive technology tools are:

  • Screen Readers
  • Screen Magnifiers
  • Input devices, such as keyboard, adaptive keyboard, trackball, mouth stick
  • Captions
  • Transcripts
  • Voice Recognition software

Principles