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device

1. a machine or tool used for a specific task; contrivance
2. any ornamental pattern or picture, as in embroidery
3. computer hardware that is designed for a specific function
4. a particular pattern of words, figures of speech, etc., used in literature to produce an effect on the reader

device

[di′vīs]
(computer science)
A general-purpose term used, often indiscriminately, to refer to a computer component or the computer itself.
(electronics)
An electronic element that cannot be divided without destroying its stated function; commonly applied to active elements such as transistors and transducers.
(engineering)
A mechanism, tool, or other piece of equipment designed for specific uses.

device

In an electric system, a component that is intended to carry, but not consume, electric energy, e.g., a switch.

device

device

(1) Hardware. The term refers to any electronic or electromechanical machine or component from a transistor to a disk drive to a smartphone. A device always refers to hardware, never to software. However, a "device driver" refers to software written to activate (to drive) a specific hardware device (see driver).

A Client Device
In general conversation, "the user's device" refers to the hardware operated on a daily basis by a person and may refer to a smartphone, tablet, iPod, laptop computer or desktop computer, but not to a network device.

(2) In semiconductor design, a device is an active component, such as a transistor or diode, in contrast to a passive component, such as a resistor or capacitor.
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As is indicated in Figure 1, assistive technology devices vary in the number of skills required to obtain mastery in their use, making the learning curve for some technology (such as braille-translation and optical character recognition software) to be easier than others (like JAWS screen-reading software).
Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions or services with assistive technology devices, such as those associated with existing education and rehabilitation plans and programs;
Part A -- A Study on Financing of Assistive Technology Devices and Assistive Technology Services for Individuals with Disabilities;
Purchasing, leasing or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices for individuals with disabilities.
Commonly known as the Tech Act, the law defined two critical aspects of assistive technology: assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.
Toward this end, current laws, in particular the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), (6) require that most assistive technology devices (7) be provided free of charge to students with disabilities, if the devices are necessary for their education.
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii in Honolulu was awarded a $10,000 grant to support the Assistive Technology Device Loan Bank.
These new tools allow rehabilitation workers to transmit more and better data farther and wider, whether it's a digitally enhanced image, the salient points of a mental health exam replayed for colleagues or the videotape assessment of a person with disability for an assistive technology device.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 17 million Americans used an assistive technology device in 1994 to accommodate for an impairment (National Center for Health Statistics, 1997, November 13).
Permit use, when appropriate, of assistive technology devices when they will not substantially alter course requirements/purposes.
Rehabilitation professionals can use the service to find both procedural accommodations and assistive technology devices that meet the specific needs of their customers without having to maintain an expert knowledge of assistive technology and other accommodations for employment, education, or independent living.
They also require that, in the determination of client eligibility and rehabilitation needs, assistive technology devices and services or worksite assessment will become part of the assessment process.

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