Assistive Technology and You
According to the definition proposed in the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, Assistive or Adaptive Technology commonly refers to any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquire commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Students use assistive technology for many reasons: increased self-reliance, the ability to work more independently, improvement in self-esteem, and better grades!
Examples of Assistive Technology
- Alternative Textbooks
- Word Prediction Software
- Voice Recognition Software
- Screen Magnification Software
- Writing/Organization Software
- Alternative Keyboard
- Text-to-Speech Software
- Screen Reading Software
- Desktop Video Magnifier (CCTV)
- LiveScribe SmartPen
- Talking Calculator
- Spell Checker
- Alternative Listening Device (FM System)
Frequently Asked Questions About Assistive Technology
Please contact the Learning Accommodations Center at 978-556-3654 to learn more about Assistive Technology Services and whether you may be eligible to benefit from this type of support. Assistive Technology available may vary each semester.