Assistive technology

Why use assistive technology?

Assistive technology enables people to live healthy, productive, independent, and dignified lives, and to participate in the labour market. We need to ensure that people using assistive technology can efficiently complete tasks in our digital products. Especially digital services in the public sector.

 

 

 

 

Who benefits from assistive technology?

People who most need assistive technology include:

  • people with disabilities
  • older people
  • people with noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and stroke
  • people with mental health conditions including dementia and autism
  • people with gradual functional decline

 

 

 

 

Types of assistive technology

The assistive technologies rely on recent science and technology: