from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Designed for use by disabled people: an assistive communications device; assistive technology.
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- adj. Providing or designed to provide assistance, especially to persons with a disability
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lending aid, helping.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. giving assistance
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”.
But its positional accuracy tends to be limited to when these "assistive" signals can be found.
This kind of assistive technology will be essential if developers hope to take full advantage of the next generation of high-performance CPUs.
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.
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.
Testing techniques: expert review, automated testing, technical testing with assistive technology and other tools, user testing.
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.
September 2003 (6) 25: What do the assistive devices actually do?
Caveat: No browser or assistive technology support this semantc aspect of sections yet.
Focus states are important to users browsing with assistive devices and visual difference like background images may not be relevant to them.