Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform or improve functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

Assistive technology can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies. Through the use of assistive technology people can keep working or regain employment. Assistive technology in the work place can range from a simple pointing device to a sophisticated screen reading program.

Articles on Assistive Technology

Below is a complete list of assistive technology articles in the AccessibleTech.org Resource Library, arranged by topic covered. Select any of the topic groups to the right to jump quickly to a particular topic list. Select any article title to view the article.

General

Policy Issues

Telecommunications Products

Web-based Information and Applications