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assistive technology
Last modified: Thursday, May 25, 2006 

(1) Assistive technology (AT) is  a generic term used to refer to a group of software or hardware devices by which people with disabilities can access computers. They can be specially developed and marketed devices or off-the-shelf products that have been modified. Assistive technology can include devices such as alternate keyboards and mice, voice recognition software, monitor magnification software, multiple switch joysticks, and text-to-speech communication aids.

Outside of computer and Internet terminology the term assistive technology is also used when referring to any device which is designed for people with disabilities to carry on daily life (e.g. wheelchairs, mechanical arms).

(2) Assistive Technology Inc. (ATI) is one of the developers who produce hardware and software solutions for people with disabilities. The company is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Assistive Technology, Inc. (ATI) is a premier developer of innovative hardware and software solutions for people with disabilities. The company is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Alliance for Technology Access 
The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is the national network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors, and Associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.

Assistive Technology Industry Association Web Site
The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.

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