WHAT IS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY?
Generally, Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, software, application or equipment that helps people with disabilities overcome barriers so they can learn, communicate and essentially function better. For example, computer software or applications that read aloud text from a computer is AT. A keyboard for a child with handwriting issues is also considered AT.
AT tools can help kids overcome their barriers, while also playing to their strengths. AT is particularly important for kids who struggle with reading, writing, math and other issues. AT helps these students become more successful, productive, confident, independent individuals.