The term "assistive technology" refers to all devices that increase the capacity of people with disabilities to function in all aspects of daily living, including work and leisure. The following are some examples of assistive devices (the list is not comprehensive):
- Devices for people with mobility impairments: e.g., wheel chairs, trolleys, tricycles, calipers or braces, crutches, walkers and artificial limbs.
- Devices for people with sight impairments: e.g., braillers, low-vision devices, white canes, adapted precision measurement instruments, educational devices and adapted toys.
- Devices for people with hearing impairments: e.g., hearing aids and telecommunications devices for deaf people (TDD).
- Devices for people with cerebral palsy: e.g., adapted crockery and cutlery.