Instructional Technology/Web Content Accessibility Guidelines/Technologies available
Assistive Technology is a generic term including assistive, adaptive and enabling and rehabilitative devices and the process used in selecting, locating and using them. Assistive technologies include: mechanical, electronic, and microprocessor based equipment: This includes microcomputers, electronic communication devices and other sophisticated devices. Non-mechanical and non-electronic aids: For example, a ramp to replace steps would fit in this category. Specialized instructional materials, services and strategies: Large print for persons with visual impairments is one example of specialized instructional material. Augmentative communication system - Any system that aids individuals who are not independent verbal communicators. The system can include speech, gestures, sign language, symbols, synthesized speech, dedicated communication aids or microcomputers.
There are many companies that specialize in assistive technology the links below are just a few.