Assistive Technology in Education
Some assistive technology is specifically designed to support people with disabilities or impairments in their everyday tasks and needs ie communication. The application of much of this equipment will overlap into other areas of daily living such as education or workplace and, as a result, it is also described in other information topics on this website.
In education, assistive technology is usually used to support independent learning and to increase the accessibility of materials. Some examples of assistive technology include voice recognition systems, voice synthesis, large print display, Braille embossing, and alternative computer input devices (track-balls, switches, etc), radio aids, tape recorders.