Anything used to help overcome or reduce a person's limitations can be considered assistive technology.
Assistive Technology includes equipment or services used to help people with disabilities do things easier
a piece of equipment can be something you buy off a shelf in a store, something bought and modified, or
something designed and built from scratch. Assistive technology services are used to help find out what
equipment may be needed, where to get it, and/or how to use it.
Definitions from the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended.
Assistive Technology Device
The term 'assistive technology device'
means any item, piece of equipment, or product system,
whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve
functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Assistive Technology Service
The term 'assistive technology service
' means any service that directly assists an individual with
a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Steve Stewart, Rehabilitation Engineer
3800 E. HWY 34
c/o 500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
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