ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
SMILES assists people with disabilities as they work to eliminate barriers. Assistive technology is a primary tool in this effort. (View Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assistive Technology here).
- Assistive Technology is defined as any customized item, piece of equipment or product system used to improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
- Assistive Technology applies to daily living, education, employment, and recreation needs.
- The program is available to individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers, and the community at large.
- Assessments are provided to help determine the assistive technology needs regarding daily living, employment, education and recreation.
- If a device has been identified for use, training and one-on-one support is available.
- Regional Technology Center allows consumers, family members, and service providers to learn about assistive technology in a hands-on environment.
- SMILES provides a Lending and Demonstration Library containing a large number of assistive technology devices, including items for daily living, various types of computer keyboards, vision and hearing related items.
- The Lending and Demonstration Library allows individuals to try a piece of technology in their home or work environment to see if it will fulfill their need(s).
- Items in the Lending and Demonstration Library are available to loan for 30 days to consumers looking at various forms of assistive technology.
- The Loan Program allows an individual the opportunity to try a device to see if it fulfills the need without having to purchase the item first.
- SMILES organizes various Assistive Technology demonstrations within the Region 9 area.
For more information contact Howard at 345-7139 or firstname.lastname@example.org