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What is an assistive technology device?

Answer: 

According to the IDEA, an assistive technology device is "any item, piece of equipment, or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities." An assistive technology device can be as simple as a rubber grip that enables a student to hold a pencil or as complex as a talking word processor program.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 17, 2014 at 5:30pm.