Eastern Connecticut Assistive Technology Center

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 …

·       Presentation

·       Expos …

  Over the past year 329 people have been served.

 

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Disability Summit at Mohegan Sun March 11, 2017

 

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:

https://communityaccesstv.viebit.com/#hOoDkqqjtvJZ
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:

https://communityaccesstv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=c1IWKgETqIgl

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:

Jennifer Lortie
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

Other helpful links:

Guide to Home Buying for People with Disabilities

The Fully Accessible Guide to Home Loans for People with Disabilities

10 Ways to Make Your Home More Handicap Accessible

Home Offices for People with Disabilities: How to Make Your Space More Accessible

Employment with a Disability Resource Guide

Breaking Free from Addiction When You Have a Disability

Opioid-Free Ways to Live Well with Chronic Pain