This course will take you through the basics of AT (assistive technology), from the diversity of AT to possible risks, and introduce terms such as hard and soft technology. You'll also find out about how AT Solutions can help you and what to consider as you start or continue along your AT journey. 

Target audience

The content of this module is intended for a broad audience, who may wish to learn about assistive technology and how it can be used to enhance people’s lives. It could be that there’s someone in your life who would benefit from learning more about AT, so this could be relevant to share with them. For those who are AT users or have knowledge and experience in this area the course can function as a review of your existing knowledge, and a way to reflect on your own journey so far.  


The content in this module is for educational purposes only and does not replace the expertise of a health professional. If you’re wanting information relating to a specific issue or condition we recommend contacting your GP or a relevant health professional for advice.  


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After completing the first module in the Introductory Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify multiple definitions and categories of assistive technology
  • Relate categories of AT to real world situations.

A feedback form for module 1 - What is AT?

After completing the second module in the Introductory Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify tasks relating to traditional aids and equipment.
  • Examine smart technology in the home and in everyday life.
  • Consider advances in AT
  • Compare the risks and benefits of innovations in AT.

By completing this third module in the Getting to Know Assistive Technology course, you will be able to:

  • Define risk in relation to AT
  • Differentiate between low and higher risk AT
  • Consider AT cost categories

After completing this fourth module in the Introductory Course, you will be able to:

  • Define hard and soft technology
  • Explain what an AT Solution is
  • Describe how AT Solutions relate to changing life stages

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Consider ways to start your AT journey
  • List tips about evaluating AT information
  • Plan the next steps in your AT journey