Adaptive & Assistive Technology: Definition & Uses


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What is the difference between adaptive technology and assistive technology?

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1. How would you categorize a hearing aid with regard to Adaptive & Assistive Technology?

2. How would you categorize a motor vehicle off the lot (unchanged) with regard to Adaptive & Assistive Technology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are adaptive and assistive technologies? Gauge your knowledge of these technologies and their uses by utilizing the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your understanding of:

  • Categorizing a motor vehicle based on adaptive and assistive technology
  • Technology that can read a user's thoughts as an input to a computer
  • The difference between adaptive and assistive technology
  • Categorizing a hearing aid with regard to adaptive and assistive technology

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as adaptive technology and assistive technology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about categorizing a telephone that has large numbers to help people with vision problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about categorizing different technologies

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more, use the lesson titled Adaptive & Assistive Technology: Definition & Uses. You can review more about:

  • What adaptive technology refers to
  • How assistive technology can help people
  • Sensory equipment