Assistive technology, often referred to as “AT,” is any tool, piece of equipment or service designed to help people of any age to develop, maintain or improve the ability to function in everyday life.
Assistive technology includes a broad range of devices. It can range from simple items such as pencil grips and visual aids to more complex items such as durable medical equipment and home modifications.
Examples of assistive technology items include:
- Mobility aids such as walkers, canes, scooters, and wheelchairs,
- Visual aids such as screenreading software, magnifiers, and scanners,
- Listening aids such as, close caption TVs, and hearing aids,
- Household management aids such as environmental control switches and remote controls,
- Communication aids
- Information technology items such as accessible keyboards and readers.
The AT staff can provide a wide variety of services that start with information and referral but can expand to several areas of grant assistance to receive home modifications, supportive devices and durable medical equipment and dental assistance.
For more information contact one of our Assistive Technology Coordinators:
(562) 862-6531 x122