Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, tool, or service used to make life easier. According to the Assistive Technology Act itself, assistive technology refers to "item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities".
Working together on policies, procedures, or funding for
assistive technology devices and services to individuals with
disabilities, service providers, and others.
Allows people with disabilities to compare the features and
benefits of a AT device by seeing it in action, touching it, and
asking questions about it.
Educating the public on assistive technology, devices, and services.
Technical assistance is focused on problem solving with partners
to help people with disabilities get and take care of the assistive
technology they need. Training activities are designed to increase
participants’ knowledge and skills regarding assistive technology.
AT Advocates are available to support with transition planning for school
to work; youth to adult; and community living.
There are 12 Device Lending Libraries across the state which have AT
devices for people to borrow for 30 days or more.
California has an AT Exchange, which transfers a used device from
someone who no longer needs it to someone who does.
Assisting individuals with disabilities to obtain funding for AT devices and services.
The Voice Options program provides speech-generating devices at no
cost to eligible Californians with verified speech or language
Find out more about Voice Options