What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology – “…any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”
(http://resnaprojects.org/nattap/library/laws/pl108-364.pdf)

“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.“

- Mary Pat Radabaugh

Textbooks in the field of assistive technology:

Essentials of Assistive Technologies
Cook, A. and Polgar, J. M. (2012). Essentials of Assistive Technologies, St. Louis, Mosby/Elsevier.

Cook & Hussey’s Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice
Cook, A. and Polgar, J. M. (2008). Cook & Hussey’s Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition, St Louis, Mosby/Elsevier.