Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Designed for use by disabled people.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Lending aid, helping.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Providing or designed to provide assistance, especially to persons with a disability

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective giving assistance

Etymologies

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assist +‎ -ive

Examples

  • Martha Pollack, Dean of Michigan’s School of Information, was supposed to talk about her work in assistive technologies, but instead gave an excellent talk about the importance and challenges of doing CS research “outside the box”.

    2009 October 02 « This is what a computer scientist looks like

  • Martha Pollack, Dean of Michigan’s School of Information, was supposed to talk about her work in assistive technologies, but instead gave an excellent talk about the importance and challenges of doing CS research “outside the box”.

    Trip report: Days 1 and 2 of Grace Hopper « This is what a computer scientist looks like

  • Martha Pollack, Dean of Michigan’s School of Information, was supposed to talk about her work in assistive technologies, but instead gave an excellent talk about the importance and challenges of doing CS research “outside the box”.

    2009 October « This is what a computer scientist looks like

  • But its positional accuracy tends to be limited to when these "assistive" signals can be found.

    Fast Company

  • This kind of assistive technology will be essential if developers hope to take full advantage of the next generation of high-performance CPUs.

    David Marshall's blog

  • On the good side, they will help provide benefits such as assistive care in our homes, enabling us to live richer, more fulfilled lives in our own communities rather than being shuffled off into institutions to stare at the wallpaper.

    Jerry Fishenden's technology policy blog

  • So someone would have to give me a ride both ways, including helping me with the step up into my apartment, and then once I got to work I’d still be stuck, because getting to my desk involves opening two doors that are on the heavy side and lack any kind of assistive functions like automatically opening.

    Limping, day two « Dyepot, Teapot

  • Testing techniques: expert review, automated testing, technical testing with assistive technology and other tools, user testing.

    Web Teacher › Report from WDN 09: Educating the Next Generation of Web Professionals, IV

  • Because of this, HTML5 no longer requires that one actually use the correct heading level for a particular heading, but allows web authors to use everywhere, with the idea that assistive technologies and other systems can determine the heading level by the nesting of the and tags.

    Web Teacher › HTML5 and Accessibility: heading elements

  • September 2003 (6) 25: What do the assistive devices actually do?

    Web Teacher › Archives

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