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Assistive Technology Overview

Assistive technology (AT) is technology that may be used by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. It incorporates the principles of universal design in order that each user is able to interact with the technology in ways that work best for him or her. Each individual possesses unique abilities, preferences, and learning styles. Assistive technologies can help to accommodate such unique characteristics. In combination with accessible materials, information delivery, and working/learning environments, assistive technologies, opens doors to education. As the video "Assistive Technology Boogie" created by a team led by Jim Tobias of Inclusive Technologies illuminates AT is a "key to being free".

(Transcript of the Assistive Technology Boogie video is available.
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Examples of Assistive Technologies