Glossary of Terms: Assistive Technology (AT)

People with disabilities may use assistive technology to navigate the web, but they aren’t the only users of assistive technology. Users who do not live with a disability may sometimes opt to use certain assistive technologies for tasks like note-taking or consuming content online. These tools provide many people with support in daily living, and provide a greater sense of independence online and offline. Below is a list of some commonly used AT devices.

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Amber Knabl, Customer Success @ Fable

The assistive technology a person uses can depend on many factors, including their disability type, personal preference and cost.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking: A speech recognition software package for Windows (Dragon for Mac is also available) that allows speech to be transcribed into written text, recognizes spoken commands, and can speak text content of a document (text-to-speech).

Dwell Clicker: