What Is Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (AT) can be any item, piece of equipment, or software program that is used to increase or maintain the functional capabilities of people with disabilities.

Assistive technology is a wonderful way to increase independence for those who need it.

From voice recognition software, which can translate text into understandable words or sounds, to screen readers that announce what’s on-screen in real-time as well as provide navigation options – these devices have helped many people live more fully with their disability!

Who Can Benefit From Assistive Technology?

People who most need assistive technology include:

  • People with disabilities
  • People with Specific Learning Difficulties, such as dyslexia or autism
  • People with medical conditions such as diabetes and stroke
  • People with mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression
  • People with gradual functional decline.

The world health organisation states that: “Today, only 1 in 10 people in need have access to assistive technology due to high costs and a lack of awareness, availability, trained personnel, policy, and financing.”

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