Assistive Technology

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Assistive technology is a broad term that describes items, systems and services that support the needs of people with disabilities. Assistive technology is also known as adaptive technology or special needs technology.

Definitions[edit]

In the United States, federal law known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) includes definitions for assistive technology device and assistive technology service:

Assistive Technology Device

Assistive Technology Service

Implementation[edit]

Although these American definitions apply to the educational implementation of assistive technology (AT), AT could be used in other circumstances and by individuals or professionals outside the education system:

  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Health care providers
  • Mobility / transportation
  • Recreation / sport
  • Libraries / museums
  • Accessibility / universal design
  • Communication applications
  • Performance / instructional venues

Professional Certification[edit]

Some colleges, universities and associations offer assistive technology courses, programs or credentials:

Conferences[edit]

Online Training, Videos and Tutorials[edit]

Assistive Technology Databases[edit]

Interested persons[edit]

  • Noura 17:58, 14 May 2008 (UTC)NouraRaslan
  • Paulmartin42 09:52, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  • you ?