as·sist·ive ə-'sis-tiv adj providing aid or assistance specif designed or intended to assist disabled persons <walked with an \assistive device> <\assistive technology for disabled persons>

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  • Assistive — As*sist ive, a. Lending aid, helping. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assistive — as·sis·tive (ə sĭsʹtĭv) adj. Designed for use by disabled people: an assistive communications device; assistive technology. * * * …   Universalium

  • assistive — adjective Date: 1829 providing aid or assistance; specifically designed or intended to assist disabled persons < assistive technology > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assistive — adjective Providing or designed to provide assistance, especially to persons with a disability …   Wiktionary

  • assistive — adj. supportive, helpful, aiding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assistive — as·sist·ive …   English syllables

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  • Assistive technology service provider — Assistive technology service providers help individuals with disabilities acquire and use appropriate Assistive Technology (AT) to help them participate in activities of daily living, employment and education.There are few pre service programs… …   Wikipedia

  • Assistive technology — (AT) is a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. AT promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform …   Wikipedia

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