"Assistive technology: items designed specifically to help people with vision loss or other disabilities, including everything from screen readers for blind individuals or screen magnifiers for low-vision computer users, video magnifiers and other devices for reading and writing with low vision, to braille watches, (blind charity)."
What are some examples of assistive technology? We have already touched on some examples above, but other examples include, but are not limited to: -
Mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, prosthetic devices, and orthotic devices. Hearing aids to help people hear or hear more clearly. Cognitive aids, including computer or electrical assistive devices, to help people with memory, attention, or other challenges in their thinking skills.
Computer software and hardware, such as voice recognition programs, screen readers, and screen enlargement applications, to help people with mobility and sensory impairments use computers and mobile devices.
Tools such as automatic page-turners, book holders and adapted pencil grips to help learners with disabilities participate in educational activities.
Closed captioning to allow people with hearing problems to watch movies, television programs, and other digital media.
Physical modifications in the built environment, including ramps, grab bars, and wider doorways to enable access to buildings, businesses, and workplaces.
Lightweight, high-performance mobile devices that enable persons with disabilities to play sports and be physically active.
Adaptive switches and utensils to allow those with limited motor skills to eat, play games, and accomplish other activities.
Devices and features of devices to help perform tasks such as cooking, dressing, and grooming; specialized handles and grips, devices that extend reach, and lights on telephones and doorbells are a few examples.