Student communicating with female staff member through assistive technology
A male student communicating via sign language to a female staff member
Dog guiding a visually impaired student

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology (AT) is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is commonly used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Examples of AT include voice input, screen readers (voice output), telecommunications devices for the deaf, alternative keyboards, screen magnification software and switch-based input.

Alternate formats usable by people with disabilities may include, but are not limited to, Braille, ASCII text, large print, recorded audio, and electronic formats that comply with this part.

Assistive Technology at PSCC