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Assistive Technology

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1 billion people need 1 or more assistive products globally.


Assistive technology (also known as ‘adaptive’ technology) refers to any technology that helps people with an impairment or disability increase their ‘functional capability’ (do things better).


Hearing aids, wheelchairs, communication aids, spectacles, prostheses, pill organizers and memory aids are all examples of assistive products.


Many assistive technologies are also prevalent in the workplace. There are a wide range of specialist equipment, such as a one-handed keyboard or ergonomic mouse, that help disabled people use a computer or other digital device to perform their job. Other assistive technology comes in the form of software to help the user have screen content spoken to them, be better organized or more effectively communicate with colleagues.


For more information, here is the Wikipedia article on assistive technology.

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