The Centre for Assistive Technology, for education and lifeskill training for differently abled persons , was inaugurated in Bangalore. The centre, an initiative of the Spastics Society of Karnataka in association with US-based Pacer and IBM, will provide innovative technology to aid the children. The centre is equipped with assistive technology software and other material to aid differently abled persons in communicating and learning exercises. It will be open to public from January 2009, for assessment and consultation on technologybased solutions.
Assistive technology uses assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices to help the differently abled perform tasks they were unable to accomplish or had great difficulty doing. It is useful for those with cerebral palsy or physical disabilities, cognitive disability speech and learning disabilities.