Cost effective indigenously developed assistive technology solutions are required to improve the lives of the differently-abled. Our low-cost assistive technology solutions aim to provide substantial support to the functional aspects that affect education, communication, employment, recreation and daily living. These include a number of solutions such as pressure sensitive ball and finger switches, a non-contact wireless (Blue-tooth) switch ADITI-W, gesture recognition using iGest, and a bluetooth enabled dual pad capacitive touch system, vPlay. These access switches have been developed, along with free and open source software, for physically challenged people and for people with special needs to access a computer. Software and Android applications such as Kavi PTS (Picture to Speech Communication app), Kavi (a web application to create lessons), and vBill (a billing app), were developed for independent communication, learning and employment respectively. Finally, a multi-lingual alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) hardware device, specifically for people who are non-verbal with motor impairments or those who are autistic has been developed. We also describe two devices for the visually impaired, namely, TakeNote and Tactograph. Through this paper we detail an entire suite of low cost affordable solutions that have been developed to address the multiple issues that address functional disability. © 2019 IEEE.