Assistive Technology Definitions
Federal law has provided us with guidance.
Assistive Technology Devices
". . . any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."
A sampling of AT devices includes, but is not limited to: adapted toys, computer access, seating systems, powered mobility, augmentative communication devices, special switches, magnification systems, and environmental control systems.
Assistive Technology Services
". . . any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, or use of an assistive technology device."
A sampling of AT services includes, but is not limited to: evaluation, purchasing, designing, leasing, coordinating therapies, and training for individuals, family members, and professionals.