Assistive Technology | SPD - Singapore

Assistive Technology

What is Assistive Technology (AT)?

Assistive Technology (AT) enables individuals to overcome the limitations of their disabilities so that they can function effectively in work, school and play. If students experience difficulties writing because of poor hand control, they may use an alternative keyboard or a specialised mouse or an on-screen keyboard with scanning. If they are unable to see the screen because of visual impairments, they may use a screen reader. If they are unable to talk, they may be able to use an Augmentative and Alternative Communication device.


Who is involved in the AT intervention process?

AT teams are involved in the selection, prescription, acquisition of the AT device. They work with the client to integrate the AT successfully. The client should always be an integral part of the AT team.


What guides the AT intervention process?

The AT assessment and intervention process is guided by AT principles and frameworks. This ensures that AT is implemented in a systematic and wholistic manner.


What are the different types of funding available for Assistive Technology?

There are a variety of government and private funding available for individuals who need AT.


What are the different types of AT available?

There are different ways of categorising AT. This portal will feature the following AT.


Technology for persons with communication needsTechnology for persons with communication needs enables individuals who have communication difficulties with the ability to express themselves



Technology for persons with visual impairmentsTechnology for persons with visual impairments provides the means for individuals with visual impairment to access the computer and overcome barriers at work, school and play


Technology for computer accessTechnology for computer access empowers individuals with disabilities with the means to access information through the computer