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assistive technology

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

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.

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Origin of assistive technology

First recorded in 1985–90
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