Definition of Assistive Technology:
As defined by the IDEA Act, an assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Definition of Assistive Technology Service:
As defined by the IDEA Act, is any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. Specifically this service should include evaluation, purchasing or leasing, selecting or designing, specific interventions, training for the person with a disability and training for professional and paraprofessional staff members.
Some common areas for the use of Assistive Technology are:
Positioning devices, computer access, environmental control, augmentative communication, assistive listening, visual aids, mobility, computer based instruction, physical education (adaptive PE), recreation, leisure and play (adapted toys), self care.
Links to Learning Opportunities:
Links for Reading and E-text Sites:
Links for Augmentative and Alternative Communication:
Links for Resources:
For further information or questions, contact:
Kim Cline, Assistive Technology
(920) 459-3599 | firstname.lastname@example.org