Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology: An assistive technology device as “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child and specifically excludes a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such device” - The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA ’04)

AT is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. AT promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. - Wikipedia 2014

Utah Assistive Technology Teams (UATT)
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Supports and coordinates with multi-disciplinary educational and rehabilitation teams to train students, caregivers, educators, and service providers in the use of AT in education and in the major life functions of students with disabilities.
The Utah Center for Assistive Technology
flag ucathttp://ucat.usor.utah.gov/ U.C.A.T. is the statewide resource for Assistive Technology information, equipment review, assessment and modification, and the exploration of assistive technology funding options. Our Visions and Values can be summed up with six words: Teamwork, Innovation, Expertise, Excellence, Respect, and Accountability.
iPad Apps for Students w/disabilities
flag appsDownload a list of Assistive Technology for Exceptional Learners Created by special education pre-major students at Utah State University. From SPED 5530, Assistive Technology for Exceptional Learners - Instructor: Tami Pyfer, M.Ed. & Teaching Assistant: Heather Weese, M.Ed. (.pdf)
Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP)
flag-UATPhttp://uatpat.org/ A federally funded program serving individuals with disabilities of all ages. They provide assistive technology devices and services as well as train university students, parents, children with disabilities and professional service providers about assistive technology.
Utah: Instructional Accessible Assistive Technology Resource
flag-IAAThttp://iaatutah.org/ A collaborative effort of the USOE Special Education Section, the UPDC, the Utah Parent Center, and the USOR, the purpose of which is to create a resource regarding easily available assistive and instructional technology for parents and education professionals for the educational benefit of students with disabilities.
Assistive Technology Module: An Overview
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This IRIS module offers an overview of assistive technology (AT) and explores ways to expand students' access to it in the classroom.

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