What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology is any kind of technology and/or tool that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability. Often, for people with disabilities, accomplishing daily tasks such as communicating with others, going to school or work, or participating in activities can be a challenge. Assistive Technology (AT) devices are tools to help overcome those challenges and enable people living with disabilities to enhance and have access to a quality of life, that may otherwise not be known, and lead more independent lives.

The mission of this blog is to serve as a voice of a constant researcher in the field of educational and assistive technologies so that the best products, strategies and services may be located easily, in hopes that they will then be delivered, taught and used to better the lives of people with disabilities.


Macintosh but we call him Mac

Is your school a Mac site? Do you have a Macintosh at home? Own an iPod? Finally purchased that iPhone you have been dreaming of? Below are sites that offer freeware, mini-applications, assistive technology tools, and subject centered activities. Explore, visit, enjoy!

Free Mac Software Classroom

Mac Freeware and Free Mac Software

Pure Mac: Accessibility - Software For Macintosh

Assistive Technology Software for Mac OS X

Mac Freeware Sorted by Subject

Free Assistive Technology Software

Apple - Accessibility