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: providing aid or assistancespecifically: designed or intended to assist a disabled person in performing an activity, task, or function especially in an independent manner assistive technologyAssistive devices help with the performance of daily activities. Most familiar are canes, crutches, and walkers. Other examples of simple assistive devices are raised toilet seats and firm pillows placed under the seats of chairs to help people with hip or knee arthritis to rise from a sitting position.— Simeon Margolis, The Johns Hopkins White Pages, 1995With some assistive devices, the visually impaired can do a variety of office jobs, using computers and telephones. — Eric Aasen, The Dallas Morning News, 2 Feb. 2011Assistive technology (AT) by its very nature consists of a variety of personal and customized tools for multiple learning styles and physical challenges.— Kelly Ahrens, Learning & Leading with Technology, November 2011
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