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Assistive technology

What is Assistive Technology (AT)?

Definition Assistive Technology - this definition is from 'Computer Tech Reviews' at the link below.

"Assistive technology is devices that assist, to adapt, and rehabilitate people with disabilities or the elderly population. People who have disabilities often find it challenging to perform their daily activities independently.

It is a device, software, or tool that helps people overcome their challenges.

A few examples of assistive technology are text-to-speech and word prediction.

This device also includes low-tech tools, such as pencil holders.

There are specific technological tools that can help people who think and learn differently? These tools, called assistive technology (AT), are often inexpensive and easy to use."


For more information, go to



This is a fantastic website which aims to help children and young people overcome disabilities and barriers to learning.

Click on the link to find out more about using assistive technology to enable text-to-speech: