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:
- An electric wheelchair or scooter.
- Eyeglasses and hearing aids.
- A walker or crutches.
- Audio Books.
- Communication services and equipment for people who are deaf.
- Smart home technology.
- Adapted sporting equipment.
- Modified and adapted motor vehicles.
- Stair glide, lifts, elevators, and ramps for a home or business
- Bath tub lifts and grab bars.
- Reachers and long handled shoe horns.
- Enhancements that allow people with disabilities to access and fully use computers, mobile devices or other technologies.
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.
- Paying for AT.
- Devices for Loan.