Assistive technology refers to any device, software, or equipment that helps individuals with disabilities or impairments to perform tasks more easily and independently. These tools are designed to enhance the functional capabilities of people with various challenges, such as mobility, communication, learning, or daily living activities. Assistive technology can range from low-tech solutions like magnifying glasses and large-print books to high-tech devices like speech-generating software and motorized wheelchairs. The primary goal of assistive technology is to improve the quality of life and promote greater self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. Assistive Technology can bridge the communication gap between hearing and deaf colleagues by providing tools like hearing aids, captioning, and visual alert systems. Assistive Technology can also facilitate better understanding and collaboration in the workplace by offering real-time transcription services and sign language interpreting. Moreover, Assistive Technology can create a more inclusive work environment by ensuring that deaf employees have equal access to information and opportunities for participation.
Assistive Technology (AT)
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