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.

TTS Group

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TTS is home to innovative, educational resources. Some say our name stands for Terrific Teaching Solutions... others believe Totally Terrific Savings... and those who say Truly Terrific Stuff have been fans for years! The simple fact is they are all true. We spend our lives talking to teachers, advisors, parents, early years professionals and many, many others, whose number one priority is the same as our own - children. The result is exceptional resources that will meet your needs and do what they promise - or your money back!

Attainment Company

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Attainment Company is an independent, family-owned business based in Verona, Wisconsin, that was founded in 1979. We are dedicated to helping people with cognitive disabilities succeed at school, work, and life. Don Bastian, founder and CEO, created Attainment’s first product when he was a program coordinator at the Rock County Rehabilitation Services (now Kandu Industries) in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Work Skill Development Program, which used a task analysis approach to teach work behaviors to young adults with disabilities, is the foundation for our present Pre-Voc Tasks.

AMDi

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AMDi is a U.S.-based corporation with its headquarters in Farmingdale, NY and manufacturing facilities in Hong Kong. AMDi focuses on the design, engineering, and manufacturing of high-quality and easy-to-use communication devices for special-needs customers in both private and public sector applications, AMDi's success lies in its commitment to its customers.

AbleNet

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At AbleNet, we're dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by creating assistive technology products that transform their lives in simple, tangible, and powerful ways. We believe that all people deserve the tools to help them learn about, interact with, and participate in the world around them. Whether that's a child in the classroom, an adult recovering from an injury, a veteran with a permanent disability, or a senior who wants to remain at home, AbleNet is there to provide an "easy tech, easy value" approach to helping people improve their lives.

The right to assistive technology: for whom, for what, and by whom?

Submitted by santiago on Thu, 15/10/2015 - 19:53

Callier Library - Despite its facilitating role in creating opportunities for people with disabilities to exercise human rights, access to assistive technology is limited in many countries. It is therefore promising that the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) addresses this area.