What is Assistive Technology (AT)
Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, be it low or high-tech, used to maintain or increase the level of function of a person with a disability. Some examples include, but are not limited to; magnifying glasses, adaptive mice and keyboards, phone amplifiers, canes or wheelchairs, and smart home devices.
In collaboration with The Connecticut Teach Act Project WRCC seeks to increase access to, and knowledge of the types of assistive technology available to increase independence of persons with disabilities.
This objective is achieved in four ways:
· Informational demonstrations – visit our center to see and try the variety of AT device or let us bring our devices to you. A demonstration allows you to learn about the AT devices and make an informed decision as to whether it will work for you.
· Trainings on devices …
· Expos …
Over the past year 329 people have been served.
WRCC and the Eastern CT Technology Center on local TV
In September 2016, the director of the technology center was a guest on the local TV series On the Homefornt. A link to the program for online viewing 24/7 is below:
Guest: Jennifer Lortie, Assistive Technology Specialist
On February 15, the director of the technology Center was a guest on the local TV series On the Homefornt. A link to the program for online viewing 24/7 is below:
For more information about the Eastern CT Assistive Technology center, the devices in our inventory, or to request our attendance at a presentation or expo, please contact:
Assistive Technology Specialist
Eastern CT Assistive Technology Center at WRCC
872 Main St.
Willimantic, CT 06226
p. (860) 423-4534 ext. 319
To find more resources for persons with disabilities in the eastern CT area, please visit http://accessibilitymap.blueprintimpact.com
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