Assistive Technology in the SESA Library

Image of a hand touching a button labeled access. An assistive technology device is: “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”–IDEA, 20 U.S.C. 1401[25].

The SESA Library has a selection of assistive technology devices that can be loaned to schools and families. Sometimes it’s possible to do extended loans on some of these materials. Other times, it will give you a chance to try out a device of the type you are considering, see if it works, then order that item (or a different one of the same type).

For more information on any item, please do a title search in the library catalog. The catalog will have a detailed list of the components and a photograph for almost all devices.

Below is a list of categories. Linked to each category is a very selective slideshow of items. More will be coming soon.

Braille Equipment and Books : Items that will help with reading, writing and learning braille.
BVI Miscellaneous : A variety of items for learning or daily living that have braille or tactile components.
BVI Academic (for students with vision impairment)
Communication Devices
: From the simple to the complex, these items will help a student communicate with others.
Computer Adaptation
Hearing Impairment (for students with hearing impairment)
Low Vision (for students with vision impairment)
MD Reserve (for students with multiple disabilities)
Orientation and Mobility (for students with vision impairment)
Sensory Stimulation (for students with vision impairment, and others)