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What is Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology (AT) includes both devices and services. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines an AT device 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 individuals with disabilities. Devices can replace a missing limb, help prevent the worsening of a condition, help improve physical functioning, help improve a person's capacity to learn, or strengthen a physical or other weakness. More>>>
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Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
This site is designed to help you learn about and choose the right type of assistive technology. It gives information about the ATIA, a membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and services

    1. Rehabilitative & Assistive Technology
    2. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    3. How Does Rehabilitative & Assistive Technology Benefit People With Disabilities?
    4. Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology: Overview
    5. What Are Some Types of Assistive Devices and How Are They Used?
    6. For what conditions are assistive devices used?
    7. What Are Some Types of Rehabilitative Technologies

    8. Evaluation, Selection, Safety, and Related issues
    9. Evaluation and selection criteria of assistive devices
    10. Home Healthcare Medical Devices: A Checklist (Food and Drug Administration) - PDF
    11. Make Sure the Medical Device You Choose Is Designed for You(Food and Drug Administration) - PDF

    12. Insurance & Funding
    13. ATIA Funding Resources Guide
    14. Orthotics & artificial limbs: Your Medicare Coverage (MedlinePlus)

    15. Statistics
    16. How Many People Use Assistive Devices?
      National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
    17. Mobility Device Statistics - United States
      The University of California - Disability Statistics Centerprinter iconPrintable Page ScreenReaders Published: 2013-04-22 - Revised: 2013-04-24