Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) is a term used to describe  assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices that promote greater independence for individuals with disabilities by enabling them to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to or changed methods of interacting with the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. Examples include specialized software such as speech to text, screen readers or magnfiers, spell checkers and grammar checkers,computer hardware modifications and more.  The links below provide more detailed information on assistive technology and available resources in New York State.

New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons With Disabilities- Assistive Technology/ TRAID Project

New York State Assistive Technology Advocacy Project

Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technologies

Technology Related Education (T.R.E.) Center for Assistive Technology & Universal Design

Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities — An Overview