Assistive Devices, Technology and Related Services
The term “assistive devices, technologies and related services” encompasses an expansive range of items and related services that assist people with disabilities and chronic conditions of all ages in virtually all aspects of their lives. These devices range from low technology aids such as handheld magnifiers and Velcro to high technology speech synthesizers and hearing aids. Assistive technology includes mobility devices, augmentative communication devices, certain computer applications, and thousands of other items. Assistive devices can be medical in nature, e.g., a prosthetic limb, or completely non-medical but important to the individual’s functionality, e.g., a modified work station.