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Assistive Technology Comparisons

    Creator: National Network for Equitable Library Service

    Date Updated: March 29, 2024


    This resource from the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) provides some suggestions and comparisons of different assistive technology products that are currently available and used by persons with disabilities. Assistive technology encompasses devices, software, and equipment specifically designed to enhance daily living, reading, learning, and working for those with various disabilities. This resource covers technologies such as screen readers, braille displays, and screen magnification software. This resource will be of use to users and providers of assistive technologies such as libraries.

    The information on this page is summarized from the Assistive Technology Comparisons webpage.

    Quick Facts

    • This resource provides an overview of different types of assistive technologies available.
    • Assistive technology refers to the products, equipment, and systems that enhance reading, learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities.
    • Assistive technologies covered in this resource include screen readers, Refreshable Braille Displays/Notetakers, Screen Magnification/Enhancement Software, and Braille Embossers.
    • The resource can be used to learn about and compare  various assistive technologies on the market.
    • The resource can serve as a starting point for researching and evaluating different assistive technology solutions.


    National Network for Equitable Library Service. (2023a, November 23). Assistive technology comparisons. National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).