What is Assistive Technology?
Definition taken from the Assistive Technology Act of 2004:
“Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities”.
The Vermont Assistive Technology’s definition of Assistive Technology:
A term for creative tools and strategies that help people accomplish tasks at home, school, work, and in the community!
The Vermont Assistive Technology Program
The Vermont Assistive Technology Program (VATP) is Vermont’s federal Assistive Technology Act Program. The Assistive Technology Act programs operate under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Community Living. HireAbility Vermont houses the VATP here in Vermont.
The Assistive Technology Act Programs help individuals of all ages find accessible solutions to overcome barriers at home, work, and in the community as related to disability and aging related needs. If you do not reside in Vermont, you can locate your state’s Assistive Technology Act Program here.
HireAbility Vermont Assistive Technology Services
HireAbility Vermont partners with the VATP and the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) at the University of Vermont to provide Assistive Technology Consultations and Individual Training for Vermonters served by HireAbility Vermont. Please contact us to inquire about how HireAbility Vermont Assistive Technology Services can support your employment needs.