assistive technology

[ uh-sis-tiv tek-nol-uh-jee ]
/ əˈsɪs tɪv tɛkˈnɒl ə dʒi /


adaptive tools, as prosthetics or computer programs, designed for and used by people living with a disability to engage in everyday activities: Rather than isolating students with disabilities in special education programs, the school is using assistive technology in the classroom to integrate all learners.

Origin of assistive technology

First recorded in 1985–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019