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.”
“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.