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
Assistive products for seeing
Glasses, contact lenses, edge-filter glasses, screen readers, magnifiers, magnifying glasses and telescopes support visual function by low vision.