This page helps you gain a better understanding of assistive technology. We offer informative articles, frequently asked questions, related programs, and links to resources on other websites. Some of our information is hosted on the SCAccess website. If you prefer, jump to the SCAccess "Learn About" section on Assistive Technology.
Assistive technology is any sort of equipment or software that helps people gain access to something that might otherwise be difficult or impossible due to a physical limitation. Simple examples of assistive technology would be hearing aids or closed captioned television broadcasts. An example of an advanced technology helps the blind gain access to the information on websites like this one by hearing the words. There are numerous organizations in South Carolina helping people learn about and acquire assistive technology, sometimes with government assistance. The information below can help you find the resources most suitable to your area of interest.