Angoco, Cherese Assistive Technology In today’s society, the educational environment has been transformed by the computer age. Although the impact of computer technology has become so tremendous, no area has experienced a more important or more liberating affect than students with disabilities. Assistive technology has become so advanced that in order to accommodate students with disabilities; they offer the opportunity to complete certain tasks that were once not possible for them. Most importantly, with integrated assistive technology, students with disabilities are given the opportunity to be apart of a regular classroom. As an educator, it would be such a privilege to be appropriately trained for certain assistive technological devices that would be of assistance to any of my students with special disabilities. Incorporating assistive technology into my classroom would serve as a wonderful benefit for my disabled students to be able to gain access to the standard curriculum. As with all diversities within the classroom, I would need to make special accommodations to my students who are using assistive technology. I would need to consider the type of disability that my student has, what type of assistive technology he is receiving, and how I can be physically and mentally prepared to make any accommodations within my lesson plan, whether it be working along side with my student, or programming the assistive technological device to integrate and customize the current lesson and objectives. Assistive technology has certainly made a great impact upon education. Computers have given disabled students the most wonderful benefit of allindependence. Through independence, computers free a person with disabilities from relying on others for assistance. The disabled person can now learn at his or her own speed. Assistive technology has opened the computer world to the disabled, enabling them to achieve goals, in which they once thought they could never do.