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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): Common Assistive Technologies

This guide will provide resources on Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

What are assistive technologies?

The Technology Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 described an assistive technology device as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."

Assistive technologies can be "high tech" and "low tech:" from canes and lever doorknobs to voice recognition software and augmentative communication devices (speech generating devices).

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Finding Assistive Technology

Employees with Anxiety Disorders