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    Assistive Technology

Assistive technology involves the selection and use of services and devices that help people with disabilities to function independently at home, work, school, and the community.  Sometimes, assistive technology is referred to as “AT.”

An assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment, or system that is used to help improve or keep the skills of a child with a disability. Examples of assistive technology devices include, but are not limited to electronic communication aids, computer software, voice recognition system, touch-sensitive computer screens or tablets, and switches or battery-operated toys.

Disability Rights Nebraska created these law-in-brief series to assist individuals with understanding different aspects of the law. These shortened versions provide essential information about the law without delving into extensive detail. These fact sheets are intended for educational purposes only; it is not legal advice.


Currently, only English versions of these fact sheets are available. Spanish and Vietnamese versions will be accessible in the future. Click the appropriate title to view the fact sheet.

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