Assistive Technology and Communication
Technology has become a part of our everyday lives and assistive technology can allow some people with disabilities to:
- have greater control over their own lives;
- participate in and contribute more fully to activities in their home, school, work environments, and in their communities;
- interact to a greater extent with non-disabled individuals;
- benefit from opportunities that are taken for granted by individuals who do not have disabilities
- help family carers and individuals with learning disabilities to plan and organise the level of support they need.
- Many people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) do not communicate using formal communication like speech, symbols or signs. But this does not mean that they can't communicate.