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Commack School District

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Assistive Technology



Assistive technology means: any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities.

Assistive technology service means: any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.



Bookshare® is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. It allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. In addition, many publishers and authors have volunteered to provide Bookshare with access to their works.  Bookshare Members download books, textbooks and newspapers. They then read the material using software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen.