Included on this page are links to a number of case studies of people successfully using Assistive Technology in their work and study. Each case study contains information on the impact AT has had on the users’ educational or professional life. All the individuals featured are confident AT users who use technology daily. At the end of each case study there is a list of the Assistive Technologies mentioned in the case study. Clicking on any item in that list links to a description of that technology.
||21||Studying French and History, to become a teacher.||Uses a Laptop computer with Digitouch and an adapted car||Dysmelia (shortened arms)
||28||Applied for Performing Arts Course in Roslyn Park. Awaiting Word re: acceptance.||A Power wheelchair, and a Lightwriter communication aid.||Head Injury||Irish|
||25||Computer scientist||Cochlear implant,
Email and Internet.
||24||Masters in Digital Effects||Laptop,
Reading Pen and Microsoft Word
||18||Civil Engineering Student||Laptop,
Reading and Writing software,
Mind mapping software and Microsoft Word
||21||Journalist /Wheels Training Programme: NCVA Level 1||Computer,
||25||Bio-Medical Student||A computer with voice recognition and screen reader software.
A 40 cell Braille display, .
three-dimensional tactile models and more.
||43||Engineering Graduate AT technician for the visually impaired.||Screen magnifying software.
Screen reader(JAWS) with Win Talker Voice for Slovakian.
Digital Dictaphone as a diary.
CCTV magnifying device, Twinkle Bright.
Braille 'n Speak.
Large format text.
||38||Computer Scientist||Cochlear Implant,
Computer with magnifying software (ZOOMTEXT),
Large monitor (19”)
|Hearing & Visual Impairment||Belgian|
||42||Associate Professor||Hearing Aid with Telecoil,
Mobile phone adapter,
specialised e-learning and conferencing software.
(note hearing related AT are often called ALD: Assistive listening devices)