How does technology help disabled people?

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A standard computer is a powerful tool able to provide access to many essential tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible for a disabled person to accomplish. Examples include writing letters and reading the news without the need to handle a pen or turn the pages of a newspaper.

With additional, sometimes specialist, software or hardware a computer’s function can go much further, helping with tasks such as expressive communication and environmental control.

The recently revolution in computing through the use smart devices (tablets and smartphones) has given a much greater array of options, and often at much lower prices than before.

There are endless ways in which technology can help people with disabilities gain greater independent access to leisure, learning and employment.