What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, piece of equipment or product that makes it easier for someone with a disability to live more independently and safely, work at a job, learn in school, get about their community or pursue play and leisure. AT can be custom made or commercially available.
Examples of AT include:
- A computer that talks for you.
- An electric wheelchair or three wheeled scooter.
- A walker or crutches.
- Audio Books.
- A telephone for people who are deaf.
- Motion sensitive or remote controlled lighting.
- Adapted fishing rod.
- Van equipped with a lift or hand controls in a car.
- A stair glide seat in the home.
- Bath tub lifts and grab bars.
- Reachers and long handled shoe horns.
Maine CITE works to improve access to and the acquisition of Assistive Technology (AT) in the areas of:
- Apps as Assistive Technology (AT).
- Glossary of AT words and definitions to help you understand what this all means.
- Information about Assistive Technology Demonstrations.
- Information about Buying and Selling AT.
- Information about free and inexpensive personal computers.
- Information about Assistive Technology for students pursuing postsecondary education.
- Information about Assistive Technology for the Apple MacIntosh computers.