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Assistive Technology

“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 is considered to be assistive technology(AT). AT service is directly assisting an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.” Source: The US technology-related assistance for individuals with disabilities act of 1988, Section 3.1. Public Law 100-407, August 9, 1988 (renewed in 1998 in the Clinton Assistive Technology Act).

Assistive technology helps people with disabilities achieve greater independence.


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