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Iowa’s AEAs provide leadership and support in assistive technology for students

December 7, 2011
By Lee Ann Peschong , Times-Republican

Is this technology really needed? The answer is sometimes yes, if the technology is assistive technology. Assistive technology (AT) is essentially any device that is needed by an individual with a disability to increase, maintain, or improve functional skills. Assistive technology helps individuals complete activities of daily living, communicate, use a computer, read, write, organize, complete math, hear, see, control their environment, and move around. For students who require AT to achieve in school, it is not just a 'neat tool' for them to use but also essential for success.



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