Assistive technology

A device that improves or maintains the capabilities of people with disabilities (such as no vision, low vision, mobility, or cognitive, etc.). These assistive devices include headsets, keypads, software, sip-and-puff, and voice synthesizers. Accessibility of voting systems is accomplished through good, universal design principles and assistive technologies.

Source: Election Terminology Glossary - Draft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),; Glossary - Introduction to Information Technology for Election Officials, U.S. Election Assistance Commission,