What is AT?
What is assistive technology?
Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or product used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. AT can be customized equipment that is modified, or it can be an item purchased off the shelf. AT also includes assistive technology services that directly help a person with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an AT device.
Some examples of AT include:
AT helps people with disabilities maximize their mental and physical abilities and restores an individual to the best possible functional level. AT allows people with disabilities to become more independent, more empowered, and better able to lead the lives they choose. As a result of having access to AT, people with disabilities are able to achieve greater independence in their home, workplace and community.
The link below will connect you to the State of Minnesota’s assistive technology program. You will find more information on funding, a description of Assistive Technology (AT) and more.