Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) is any technological solution that enables persons with disabilities to participate in activities, regardless of their disabilities or limitations, as well as to access education, employment, and community.

To learn more about AT, please click on the relevant link below. You can search for a product, find more information about it, who might benefit from using it, and whether or not it is currently available at Mada. This section is being updated constantly with additional products by the staff at the Mada Center on a regular basis.

Vision Impairment


This type of assistive technology provides solutions that support visual stimuli and support the sense of shape, size and color. Individuals who may benefit from this technology include persons who are blind, persons with low vision, or those with conditions that limit their ability to recognize visual stimuli.

Physical Impairment


Persons with mobility impairments often have difficulties using traditional ways of interacting with computing devices (i.e. using a keyboard and a mouse). Therefore, the assistive technology available in computers and assistive technology devices intended for persons with disabilities enables access, interaction with, and use of computing devices independently to obtain information and access websites.
Individuals with motor, sensory, cognitive, or learning disabilities may also benefit from these assistive technology options.

Hearing Impairment


Assistive technology for people with hearing disabilities either amplifies sound or converts it into visual or tactile signals. These products are designed to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing people who need help with communication, access to media, and awareness of the sounds around them.

Communication Impairment

Speech Communication

Assistive technology for verbal communication, also known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, was developed to help people with speech difficulties communicate verbally or face to face. These devices may be useful for a wide range of people, including those whose ability to speak has been affected since birth (such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome), those who have lost their ability to speak due to medical problems (such as stroke or brain injury), and those who have temporary communication challenges.

Learning Difficulties

Learning and Cognition

Various assistive technology solutions provide people with learning and cognitive disabilities access to teaching and learning activities, develop cognitive abilities, and apply acquired knowledge and skills.