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This section of the Student and Staff Support Hub is aimed to provide information on assistive technology that can be used to support students with disabilities. The term assistive technology has a number of different deftinitions. One defintion is:

"The field of Assistive Technology (AT) concerns the practical tools that can support functional needs of people who experience difficulties linked to disability or ageing. It encompasses a broad spectrum of low tech and high tech technologies, for example, walking frames, wheelchairs, hearing aids, vision aids and computer-based communication aids."

 

Definition source: National Disability Authority of Ireland - Research on the provision of Assistive Technology in Ireland and other countries to support independent living across the life cycle.

 

Assistive technology for visual impairments

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Assistive technology for hearing impairments

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Assistive technology for learning impairments

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Assistive technology for mobility impairments

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