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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Tecnología de ayuda

Assistive technology (uh-SIS-tiv tek-NAH-loh-jee)
Any device or technology that helps a disabled person. Examples are special grips for holding utensils, computer screen monitors to help a person with low vision read more easily, computers controlled by talking, telephones that make the sound louder, and lifters to help a person rise out of a chair.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.