What is the difference between accessibility and assistive technology?
A wheelchair is assistive technology; it assists a person with mobility disabilities to get around. But architects must cooperate by designing curb cuts and access ramps or there is no access. The ramps and curb cuts are an example of accessible technology Accessible technology gives everyone access to accomplish a task, while assistive technology assists an individual.
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“Accessible design is good design – it benefits people who don’t have disabilities as well as people who do. Accessibility is all about removing barriers and providing the benefits of technology for everyone”