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assistive software (adaptive software)

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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