Assistive technology is the application of organized knowledge and skills related to assistive products, including systems and services. Assistive technology is a subset of health technology.

Source: "Priority Assistive Products List" WHO's document, Definitions

Assistive Technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. AT promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.

Quha oy

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Quha oy is a Finnish high quality electronics R&D and manufacturing company. It was founded in 2012 to produce electronic computer access devices for people with special needs.

Meru

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At MERU we offer an individual design and manufacturing service of disability products for young disabled people when no other product exists to meet their needs. We can make modifications to existing disability products and repair damaged equipment, as well as custom-designing and manufacturing new and complex items.

Information technology -- Framework for specifying a common access profile (CAP) of needs and capabilities of users, systems, and their environments

ISO/IEC 24756:2009 defines a framework for specifying a common access profile of needs and capabilities of users, computing systems, and their environments, including access supported by assistive technologies. It provides a basis for identifying and dealing with accessibility issues in a standardized manner across multiple platforms. It can be used to evaluate the accessibility of existing systems in particular environments for particular users.

Information technology -- Interoperability with Assistive Technology (AT) -- Part 2: Windows accessibility application programming interface (API)

ISO/IEC TR 13066-2:2012 provides information about the Microsoft® Windows® Automation Frameworks, including Microsoft Active Accessibility, User Interface (UI) Automation, and the common interfaces of these accessibility frameworks including the IAccessibleEx interface specification. It provides information on application programming interfaces (APIs) needed to use these frameworks.

Information technology -- Interoperability with assistive technology (AT) -- Part 1: Requirements and recommendations for interoperability

Interoperability involves the ability to use assistive technology (AT) to add to or augment existing components of information technology (IT) systems. Interoperability between AT and IT is best facilitated via the use of standardized, public interfaces for all IT components.