UCP’s ATLAS Center; where the tools and technology to maximize your independence are available for purchase, loan, demonstration and training.
What is Assistive Technology and what can it do?
An assistive technology device is defined as “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 an individual with a disability – as per The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004
Assistive Technology (AT) includes thousands of simple to complex devices and products that enable people with disabilities to be more productive and independent in major life activities such as communication, self-care, education, employment, mobility, and recreation. Assistive technology may be used at home, in the workplace, in the classroom, and in the community in ways that provide creative solutions to reduce barriers and increase personal capabilities. Examples of assistive technology include hearing aids, wheelchairs, Braille note takers, safety rails in the bathroom, specialized computer keyboards and lifts for vans.
For more information or to schedule an evaluation contact:
Shannon Taber, AT Specialist
(860)443-3800 x 111