Assistive technology
This term may be used to mean an assistive device, but more commonly denotes some kind of electronic or computerized device that helps a disabled person to function more easily in the world. Examples of assistive technology include devices that allow people to control a computer with the mouth, keyboards that can “speak” for mute individuals, and closed captioning systems that help the hearing impaired enjoy television shows and videos.

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