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Assistive Adaptive Technology

Computer Based Assistive Technology

Hardware
Hardware, in it's broadest sense, would include anything that can be touched or held. This would include automatic door openers, braces, mouth sticks, wheelchairs, prosthesis, or any other tangible device used by an individual with a disability to improve their life. Usually in a post secondary setting, hard refers to computer systems - computer keyboards, monitors, switches, trackballs, scanners - or other electronic tools and components - digital tape recorders, speech generators, assistive listening devices.

The two main types of computer hardware used in post secondary settings are Applecomputers and IBM/Microsoft compatible computers - DellHewlett PackardAssusAcerLenovoToshibaetc.

Livescribe
  • Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling individuals to capture, search, and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio, making the ubiquitous pen more useful in today's world. Livescribe smartpens convert handwritten notes and audio into digital format for access through devices we use daily. Fundamentally changing the way handwritten notes are access and shared.
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