AT Categories

Assistive Technology tools are useful for:

  • Communicating
  • Managing the environment
  • Auditory impairments
  • Solving mathematical problems
  • Recreation
  • Reading and writing
  • Retaining information
  • Visual impairments
  • Employment

What kinds of assistive technology are there?

There are thousands of items that can be classified as assistive technology and many ways to think about categories of assistive technology. One useful way is to categorize assistive technology devices according to the task for which they are helpful. The following categories may help you think about the tasks for which assistive technology can be used.

Categories of Assistive Technology by Function for Which They are Used