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Assistive technology (AT) is any item, device, or system that helps people with disabilities or seniors maintain or improve their independence and function in daily life. AT can be low-tech or high-tech, and can include hardware, software, or learning materials.

Low-tech assistive technology (AT) is a simple, non-electronic tool or device that helps people with disabilities or impairments perform tasks that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Low-tech AT is often inexpensive, doesn’t require much training, and doesn’t have complex or mechanical features.

high-tech assistive technologies (AT) include electronic braille displays, speech recognition software, eye-tracking devices, and powered wheelchairs with advanced navigation systems.