Question

What is high-technology? Low-technology?

Answer

High-technology is any device that is electronically based. Examples include: talking calculators, optical character readers, descriptive video service, portable Braille note takers, computers, and Closed Circuit Televisions.

Low-technology is any device that is non-electronically based or uses just a simple battery to operate. Examples include: talking watches, books on tape, large button telephones, and magnifiers.

 

For more information see your online reading assignments: “Assistive Technology” and “Assistive Technology Applications for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Deaf/Blind” Written By: Diane C. Bristow, M.S., CCC-SLP and Gail L. Pickering, M.A.

Bristow and Pickering. “Assistive Technology.” In P. Deutsch and H. Sawyer (Ed.) A Guide to Rehabilitation. White Plains, NY: AHAB Press.)

Bristow and Pickering. “Assistive Technology Applications for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Deaf/Blind.” In P. Deutsch and H. Sawyer (Ed.) A Guide to Rehabilitation. White Plains, NY: AHAB Press.

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