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Assistive Technology for College Students

Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. Assistive technology includes everything from prosthesis and mobility devices to pencil grips and tape recorders. In a post-secondary setting, assistive technology usually means computer hardware and computer software which is used to ameliorate the impact of a disability in an academic setting. However, with the growth of online courses and programs, it is important that online courses and programs be accessible and formatted to work with assistive technology. This page provides information about the most common types of computer hardware and computer software used by students pursuing post-secondary education and for creating accessible online information.


Dakotalink is a statewide program linking South Dakotans to assistive technology devices and services. Are you or someone you know having difficulty functioning at home or in the community, at school or in the workplace? If so, please explore their site to learn more about DakotaLink and the many devices or services that may be helpful.

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