Not only is assistive technology used within the home or workplace, it has now carried over to the educational setting. In the past, anyone with a disability was limited to getting an education. They had to depend on others for their notes or had to wait for someone to transcribe the class notes for them. Some of the buildings were not suited for Many disabled students have a normal desire like any of us to go to college or university.
Nowadays, the college or university that someone chooses must already be modified for disabled access and students with disabilities. Other than just the disable ramp or chairlift, a student with a disability will also want to go to the library, use the university computers, or get together for group work with other classmates. Therefore, assistive technology must be in place to accomodate all this.
Assistive technology on the college or university campus can come in many forms. It can start with having modified computer screens or keyboards that a person with a physical disability can use. The computers can be further modified in such a way that it responds to voice commands, if the student is unable to use the keyboard to type.
Assistive technology in an educational setting can be the use of speech recognition software. This would require the student to use a microphone, either a regular microphone or a bluetooth-enabled microphone. The student who is unable to use a keyboard can transcribe assignments and essays into the speech recognition software and how the software type it for them.
The entrances of lecture halls of the college and university can be widen for easier access of a motorized wheelchair. The college or university must also be adapted to suit not only mobile disabilities but also visual or hearing disabilities. Thus assistive technology in education is indeed possible.