Assistive technology (AT) is an umbrella term that refers to devices or software that provide aid to those with disabilities. In regards to digital accessibility, this includes screen readers, magnifiers, braille displays, speech recognition software, and alternative input devices, among others. This page collects some informational resources on AT and links to some useful tools.

About Screen Readers

A screen reader an assistive technology that renders text and image content as speech or braille output. Screen readers are vital to people who are blind. Other groups also find screen readers helpful, including people who are visually impaired or have a learning disability. Learn about how to Design for Screen Reader Compatibility (WebAIM).

Watch Hadi Rangin demonstrate how he uses a screen reader and braille keyboard.

Additional Videos about Screen Readers

Screen Reader Tools

Speech Recognition