What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
Assistive Technology (AT) is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices or software for people with disabilities. It includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using these devices and software.
Pencil grips, visual time timers, tablet stands, visual schedules, and communication boards made of cardboard.
Screen magnifiers, one/multiple message-generating devices, laser pointers, and E-Tran boards.
Computers, electronic tablets, voice recognition, text to speech, speech to text, iPad accessibility apps, communication programs, on-screen keyboards, touch screens, and screen readers.
Assistive Technology’s benefits and outcomes
- Helps people of all ages.
- Provides more choices and freedom in daily life.
- Increases confidence and self-esteem.
- Enables success in different environments.
- Improves quality of life by removing barriers and providing tools for employment and educational opportunities.
- Reduces vulnerability by providing teaching tools on how to create a safe environment.
- Enhances performance by providing tools that increase function, independence, participation, and productivity.
To learn more about Assistive Technology Services, view our information sheet below.
Our Assistive Technology (AT) Specialists have reviewed hundreds of apps and solutions to support our clients’ goals.