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• 2/1/2007 - Assistive Technology: Past, Present and Future

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Assistive Technology: Past, Present and Future

Assistive technology, sometimes known as Adaptive Technology, includes devices or equipment used to maintain, increase or improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive technology is NOT only computer programs or electronic devices. Since many people think of computers when thinking of technology, this is a common mistake. Assistive technology doesn’t have to be high-tech, but it should serve the purpose of “assistance” and can include anything from a stick one uses to reach for something to a walker or a wheelchair, or more complex items such as environmental controls or adapted vehicles. Read the full text of the article here.

What is the future of assistive technology? What assistive technology do you use or would like to use? Do you like it or do you think it needs to be improved and why?


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