Whether it’s a notes app to remember your grocery list or a game to feel less frustrated during delays in your commute, you probably use apps on a regular basis.
But you probably don’t think of it as anything special — just normal tech. Yet that ability to fill a need with a simple download on an already accessible device has held particular, and sometimes life-changing, importance to the autistic community.
People on the autism spectrum have begun to use apps as tools to turn their phones and tablets into assistive tech, catered to their needs. Simple, common devices we all have in our homes and pockets can suddenly become pieces of technology that enable communication, enhance social skills and radically improve learning, both in and out of the classroom, for autistic people. …
Via: Mashable: Tech