Introduction to Assistive Technology
Assistive technology is the umbrella term for any tool or software that supports you to complete tasks or activities that are important to you. Assistive technology includes tools that remove accessibility barriers or that change the way a person may interact with a computer.
Assistive technology is for everyone and can assist you in your studies by removing the barriers you may face in different aspects of university life. For example, you may choose to experiment with a dictation tool to write your essays or a text-to-speech tool that can read long research papers aloud.
If you’re interested in learning more about how assistive technology can be helpful at university, have a listen to the Disabled in HE: Assistive Technology Podcast.
There are many different types of helpful assistive technology that you might want to try throughout your studies. We have compiled a range of open-source, free and low-cost tools and apps for you to explore.
For more information on other assistive technology programs that are available at Arden please get in touch with the Inclusion Services Team.