What is Assistive Technology?
Definition taken from the Assistive Technology Act of 2004:
“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”.
The Vermont Assistive Technology’s definition of Assistive Technology:
A term for creative tools and strategies that help people accomplish tasks at home, school, work, and in the community!
Check out this video to learn more about assistive technology.
The Vermont Assistive Technology Program
The Vermont Assistive Technology Program (VATP) is Vermont’s federal AT Act Program. The AT Act programs operate under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Community Living. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) houses the VATP here in Vermont.
The AT Act Programs help individuals of all ages find accessible solutions to overcome barriers at home, work, and in the community as related to disability and aging related needs. If you do not reside in Vermont, you can locate your state’s AT Act Program here.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation AT Services
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation partners with the VATP and the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) at the University of Vermont to provide Assistive Technology Consultations and Individual Training for Vermonters served by VR. Please connect with your local VR office to inquire about DVR AT Services to support your employment needs.