The first thing people think of when you mention technology for people with disabilities is assistive technology. Assistive technology does enhance accessibility but only when performing a task in a computing environment
, and is particularly designed for people who are disabled. For example, on-screen keyboards, screen readers and screen magnifiers are listed under assistive technologies.
However, there are smart devices that also enhance accessibility but they are designed to be used by everyone
, not just disabled people. For example, anyone can use a personal smart assistant to turn on the television at the workplace. Personal smart assistants allow you to use your voice to control lights, coffee makers, televisions, and more.
Smart devices can also communicate with Bluetooth devices that give directions to people who are visually impaired. For example, people who are visually impaired can wear smart watches that vibrate or use voice notes to give directions for navigating around a workplace.