Assistive technology is about helping people with disabilities achieve better living. Technology is often the difference between independence and relying on others for the simplest of tasks.
Our rehabilitation technologists work one-on-one with consumers to determine the appropriate assistive technology to meet their needs at home, work, school or in the community. These consultations may include home modification evaluations, workplace accommodation assessments, and low and high technology recommendations to meet a person’s specific needs. Our rehabilitation technologists also meet with employers or schools to discuss meeting the needs of individual consumers.
Computer Access/Compatibility Consultations
Our assistive technology specialists work closely with many manufacturers of assistive technology equipment. As a result, their suggestions have helped expand the computer access and compatibility options available today. Each consultation involves addressing the needs of the individual and the compatibility of an employer’s or school’s computer system. The ultimate goal is to make certain a person with a disability can access the needed computer programs to accomplish his/her job responsibilities.
The Assistive Technology Center has received a three-year accreditation from CARF for Employment Assistive Technology Services and Community Assistive Technology Services. In addition, our qualified staff has more than 30 years of collective experience and certifications including ATP, Freedom Scientific, Isernhagen Ergonomics, JAY Seating/Positioning and Advanced PC Troubleshooting. Our assistive technology specialists also participate in on-going training through conference attendance participation, weekly e-mail in-services and other training when available.
Making a Referral
Do you know someone who might benefit from an assistive technology evaluation? We’d be pleased to help meet those needs.
During the evaluation, we meet with the individual to help determine what type of assistive technology will help them reach their goals at work, school, or home. We can then direct them to sources for that equipment.
You can complete the Easterseals Crossroads Referral form (Word Doc) and email it to Josh Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your convenience. You can also fax this referral form to 317-466-2000 attention: June White.
If you have questions or would prefer to discuss your client’s needs before sending the referral, please contact Josh Anderson, Manager of Clinical Assistive Technology via email or by calling 317-466-2001 extension 2524.