Any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition or use of an assistive technology device. The term includes: The evaluation of the needs of an individual with a disability, including a functional evaluation of the individual in the individual's customary environment. Purchasing, leasing or otherwise providing for the acquisition of assistive technology devices by individuals with disabilities. Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, retaining, repairing or replacing of assistive technology devices. Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions or services with assistive technology devices, such as those associated with existing education and rehabilitation plans and programs. Training or technical assistance for an individual with a disability, or when appropriate, that individual's family. Training or technical assistance for professionals (including individuals providing education and rehabilitation services), employers or other individuals who provide services to employ, or are otherwise substantially involved in the major life functions of individuals with disabilities.
Any service that helps a person with a disability select, obtain, and use an assistive technology device. These services include evaluation; purchasing or leasing; selection, design, or fitting; coordination; and training. (Refer to the Assistive Technology page.)