What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology Staff
Assistive technology (AT) is anything used to improve your interactions in the world around you. It is the doorknob used to enter and exit buildings, the whiteout fluid used to remove pen marks, the horn in your car used to embarrass bad drivers, and so much more!
AT can be useful for a specific activity or for multiple purposes. For example, children who struggle with focus and attention can use headphones to cancel out noise, listen to music while completing homework, and to alert other people to leave them alone. In the home of a retired couple, a ramp can be the perfect tool for accessing rooms, moving furniture, or simply leaving the house. Even middle-aged people who love to exercise can logically use AT anytime that they run, walk, jog, or participate in sports. From young children to seniors, people of all ages can benefit from AT!
Whenever you need a device or tool to improve your daily life, contact Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living at (706) 850-4025 and dial ext. 12 for our AT specialist Jerrie Toney.