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Assistive Technology for Transition Success

For Americans without disabilities, technology makes things easier.  For Americans with disabilities, technology makes things possible.” – Mary Pat Radabaugh, IBM

Assistive Technology (AT) devices or services help people with disabilities participate more independently within their home, employment and school settings.  There are infinite possibilities when it comes to AT.  Some examples include: screen readers, speech recognition systems, touch screens, word prediction software, joysticks, trackballs, timers, recorders, seat cushions, and hearing aids. 

There is no “one size fits all” with Assistive Technology devices.  AT options are individualized and based on personal needs.  Assistive Technology can help employers and postsecondary institutions make reasonable accommodations for their employees and students with disabilities.  Additionally, personal Assistive Technology devices can help people with disabilities live more independent lives in their communities.

For more information and resources, check out PACER’s Simon Technology Center and the Assistive Technology Lending Library

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General Assistive Technology Resources

Employment

Postsecondary Education or Training

Independent Living