Assistive technologies (or ATs) are specialized technology (software and/or hardware) that are used by people with and without disabilities to adapt how specific tasks can be performed. These links to AT glossaries will help you learn the terminology.

Glossary of terms used in our video series.

  This particularly useful site from the Centre for Technology and Disabillity in Washington, DC has a wealth of resources and a very good downloadable glossary of terms.

  Reviewing Written Work (as discussed in the Editing video)   This excellent “technical glossary” comes from the Inclusive Design Research Centre in Toronto Ontario Canada. The glossary is really a very complete resource of materials, classified by specific technologies or terms. For example, Alternative Mouse systems opens up to page with descriptions, points to consider for implementation, examples and related software.