Information and Communication

This field deals with products and software which support people with disabilities to receive, process and pass on information. The assistive products support bodily functions such as seeing, hearing, speaking, or enable the use of communication aids.

These assistive products can:

  • Improve body functions that are required to inform and communicate
  • Enable alternative communication through images, symbols or electronic devices when speech is not possible
  • Support activities such as reading, writing, drawing and arithmetic
  • Make visual information about language or tactile characters accessible to blind people
  • Make acoustic information for the hearing impaired visible or palpable
  • Adapt telephones, mobile phones, computers for the blind, hearing impaired or physically disabled
  • Send visual, auditory and tactile signals to indicate a specific event