Senate Resolution 103 designated today, March 27, 2019, as National Assistive Technology Awareness Day! Read Senate Resolution 103 HERE.
Assistive Technology, or AT, is any item (equipment, software, product, system), commercially available or specially adapted/created, that helps a person with a disability to participate in activities and complete everyday tasks (including daily living tasks, education, work, and recreation). Examples of “mainstream” AT include glasses or contact lenses to correct vision acuity, crutches to help you walk when you break your leg, and even the remote for your TV.
Anything that increases, maintains, or improves the functional capabilities (speaking, typing, writing, remembering, bathing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, dressing, etc.) of individuals with disabilities is considered AT. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) falls under the umbrella of AT.
Here are some resources to learn more about AT:
Assistive Technology 101 from the Center on Technology and Disability
Assistive Technology Resources from ATIA
AT Considerations and AT Assessment information from Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
What are your favorite AT resources? Please share in comments!