Glossary Term

Assistive devices and technology

External products (devices, equipment, instruments, software), specially produced or generally available, that help to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence, participation, or overall well-being. They can also help prevent secondary impairments and health conditions. Examples of assistive devices and technologies include wheelchairs, prostheses, hearing aids, visual aids, and specialized computer software and hardware that improve mobility, hearing, vision, or the capacity to communicate.