Ash Field Academy
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Assistive Technology

Many forms of assistive technology are available at Ash Field Academy.

Various devices, systems and software which enable individuals to perform tasks and contribute to activities, offer new and exciting opportunities in their education, socially and towards independence.


  • A switch is an assistive technology device that replaces the need to use a computer keyboard or a mouse.
  • The 'BIG mack' device can be used on its own or with an external switch.
  • Alternative mice and keyboards are available to enable computer access.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • A communication aid is a piece of equipment which can be accessed by touch or switch scanning. It allows symbols, pictures, letters, words or phrases to generate voice output.
  • Eye gaze systems allow individuals to access a computer. They have a camera which tracks where your eyes are looking. This enables you to move the mouse pointer around the screen.
  • iPads with problem solving and multi-sensory apps designed to motivate and meet the needs of our pupils



Examples of Assistive Technologies:



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