Assistive Technologies

The following pages provide information to familiarize users on Accessibility in Distance Learning and step users through the process of enabling assistive technologies on a personal desktop computer.

Accessibility refers to a site, facility, work environment, service or program that is ways to approach, enter, operate, participate in, and/or use safely and with dignity by a person with a disability. – Job Accommodation Network

Assistive technology refers to specialty hardware and software products (such as screen readers and voice recognition products) that provide essential accessibility to computers for those with significant vision, hearing, dexterity and mobility, language and communication, or learning needs.