Assistive technology for learning (ATL) is defined as the devices, media and services used by students to actively engage in learning and to achieve their individual learning goals.
Like other technologies, ATL ranges from simple tools to complex systems. It could be as simple as providing a pencil grip for writing or as complex as a computer with screen reading software for reading and learning.
ATL is directly related to the delivery of learning outcomes in the Alberta programs of study.
In practice, all technology can be described as assistive technology—it assists everyone in doing something better, easier or faster.