Assistive Technology Information: Guide for Literacy Practitioners (2010)

Assistive technology can be any technological tool or strategy that helps people work around their physical or learning disabilities.

The authors of this guide note that there are many technological tools available to help people cope with disabilities but the technology can only help if the tool matches the person’s needs. Therefore, it is essential that the person’s challenges be accurately assessed or diagnosed.

The authors include sections on assistive technology for reading printed and electronic material; reading skills and comprehension; writing and spelling; and expressing ideas through language. They provide a list of companies that offer assistive technology and have also included web links.

The authors note that they have provided very general descriptions of products because the technologies are constantly being updated or replaced.

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2011-04-29
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