What is Assistive Technology? Assistive technology is a collection of hardware or software designed to compensate
for disability or impairment.
Why is it Important? Assistive technology offers students with disabilities independence in reading, writing
and performance. Such independence can increase the student’s work rate, help them
achieve better performance, and assist in reinforcing a more positive self-esteem.
Assistive technology allows students with disabilities the same level of access to
computing technology in support of instruction in the classroom.
UAEU Current Assistive Technology Labs
The Students of Determination Services Center Assistive Technology Lab is equipped
with PC computers that use assistive technology software and equipment that feature:
Screen reader software
Screen enlargement software
CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) and portable text magnification systems
Printer access for note-takers
Flat screen monitors
Adaptive mice and keyboards.
Some examples of the specialized software also available on the computers are: Kurzweil
1000, window eyes and easy publisher.