Definitions: Assistive Technology Device and Service

An Assistive Technology (AT) Device ... is any item, piece of equipment or 
product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or 
customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional 
capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

An Assistive Technology (AT) Service ... is any service that directly 
assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or 
use of an assistive technology device. Such term includes the evaluation of 
the needs of an individual with a disability, including a functional 
evaluation of the individual in the individual's customary environment.
-- Assistive Technology Act of 2004

Received on Thursday, 21 April 2005 22:45:20 UTC