assistive technology

Pronunciation: (uh-SIS-tiv tek-NAH-loh-jee)

Any device or technology that helps a disabled person. Examples are special grips for holding utensils, computer screen monitors to help a person with low vision read more easily, computers controlled by talking, telephones that make the sound louder, and lifters to help a person rise out of a chair.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-05-23 Date last modified: 2007-03-29