Lexical Database for Assistive Tech

In the EdTech industry, some technology companies offer assistive technology designed for students with disabilities. These innovative tools, software, and creative solutions facilitate access to education and can significantly improve the user's experience by enabling independent communication, learning, and literacy.


Assistive technologies often come with many features that support student learning, such as dictionaries that provide lexical information like word definitions, synonyms and examples. This helps students to better understand the texts they read and to improve their writing skills.


Other assistive technologies use lexical databases, such as synonyms, for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to enable users to communicate with a much richer and more nuanced vocabulary, exposing them to new vocabulary and helping their communication development.


At Oxford Languages, we work with many assistive technology companies to offer solutions for students and professionals. There is significant value in implementing lexical definitions as features or developing assistive technologies with lexical data.


Supporting reading comprehension


Some companies use our lexical data in their assistive reading and learning technologies, such as pen scanners and video magnifiers, to help students and professionals read, understand, and learn by making dictionary lookup features available in their devices and software and allowing users to access lexical definitions quickly.

Enhancing communication


Our lexical data also supports product development in Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC), enabling AAC solutions to show rich vocabulary and improve users’ communication with our thesaurus datasets, where synonyms are semantically linked to the word definitions, given word suggestions more specific to the meaning instead of a standard list of synonyms.

User experience

Create a seamless experience for users, by eliminating the need to look elsewhere for definitions and other word information.

Student engagement

Ensure your students are given all the tools and information they need to succeed using your platform.

Independent learning

Facilitate greater independent learning opportunities by ensuring your students understand every word on the page.


Some of our lexical datasets can be delivered via API. Please visit Oxford Dictionaries API to learn more.


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