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assistive software (adaptive software)

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Assistive software, also called adaptive software, refers to computer programs designed for specialized hardware used by physically challenged people. Examples include programs for screen magnification, screen reading, speech recognition , text-to-speech , Braille printers, Braille scanners, touch screen displays, oversized mice , and oversized joystick s. Assistive software and associated hardware are the computer-related components of a larger category of products known as assistive technology or adaptive technology.

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This was last updated in January 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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