[ 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.
How Can Technology Help Us Understand Books?In 2013, the Sunday Times outed J.K. Rowling as the author of the detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling, published under her nom de plume Robert Galbraith. While devotees of Rowling quickly procured and binge-read her latest work, linguists and language lovers worldwide celebrated the computational analysis of the two scholars who helped reveal the true author of the book in question.
Origin of assistive technology
First recorded in 1985–90
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