Assistive Technology

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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