CT Guidelines for Assistive Technology
Directly and indirectly, through the use of simple or sophisticated devices, technology is playing acontinuously greater role in people’s lives. It can increase our productivity and independence byfacilitating the performance of routine tasks, simplifying more complex tasks, and allowing us tocarry out activities with greater speed and less physical energy. It can increase our knowledge,understanding and participation by expanding our access to information, places and people. Whiletechnology, by definition, is assistive, it is especially important for individuals with disabilitiesbecause of its potential to reduce or eliminate barriers that interfere with access to equalopportunities. Technology enables and empowers these persons and their families because it holdsthe promise of greater participation in meaningful developmental, educational, social, recreationaland vocational experiences. With the help of technology, what most of us are able to do quitenaturally, and so take for granted, such as moving about, listening, speaking, reading, writing,playing, socializing and working, becomes, at last, achievable for many individuals with disabilities.Technology thus permits us to focus on abilities and possibilities instead of disabilities.
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|Grade Level:||Elementary School, Middle School, High School|
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