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Assistive technology (AT) refers to assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities.

It includes products and services that help individuals to speak, walk, see, hear, write, learn and socialise.


Different disabilities require different types of assistive technologies.

With such a wide range of devices available, these are just a few examples of what AT includes. 

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Communication Aids

Alternative Speech, Language, Literacy, Phones, Speech / Voice support


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Art, Music, Photography, Reading

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Switches and Mounts

Mounts, Switch Connectors, Switches

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Computer Access

Software, Alternative Keyboards, Alternative Mouse, Computer & Internet, Ergonomic Supports, Eye Control/Voice Control Access



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Speech generating devices

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Vision Impairment

Blind, Low vision

Discover how the right technology can change a life.

 This video from Edutopia highlights the impact that appropriate assistive technology can make on the lives of individuals with disabilities.


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To know more about Assistive Technology and AT-related systems and organisations, please explore the following videos and links.


Assistive Technology Industry Association

British Assistive Technology Association

Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe