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Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines

Assistive Technology (AT) Types

Many people are not familiar with the various types of AT used by people with disabilities. Understanding the relationships between AT and different types of disabilities can help content creators better recognize how a message will ultimately be communicated to diverse audiences.

Assistive Technology by Disability

Alternate Media Blind Low Vision Mobility Learning Disability Deaf Hard of Hearing Speech
Screen Magnifier   X   X      
Screen Reader X            
E-text Reader X X X X   X X
Assistive Listening Device           X  
Closed Captioning       X X X  
Speech Recognition     X X      
Augmentative Alternative Communication             X
Custom Display/System Theme X X X X X X  
Custom Switch/Input System             X
Text to Speech (TTS) X X   X     X