WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY? "The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science." (dictonary.com) In general, technology is something that makes our lives easier. There are different levels of technology, low-tech and high-tech. In many discussions about technology today, people only focus on the high-tech.
WHAT IS COMMUNICATION? "Communication is a complex process that uses different forms and serves different purposes based on the context, the intent of the communication, and the communication partner. It is the method of exchanging information and ideas between communication partners or across a group of communication partners. Communication is the process of exchanging information about out wants/needs, experiences, ideas, thoughts and feelings." (Cumley, Ch. 3 Assistive Technology for Communication)
WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION? Any device or object that makes communication possible or easier for its user.
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