Purpose of Assistive Technology for Kansans: Increase statewide access of assistive technology devices and services to people of all ages and abilities. Kansans of all ages with any type of disability or health condition can request information/referral, evaluation, and demonstration of equipment, technical assistance or training supports by calling 1-800-KAN-DO-IT. Assistive Technology for Kansans has five regional Assistive Technology Access sites that have assistive technology specialists, funding specialists, access to technology devices, and contacts with experts in all areas of technology. Areas of assistive technology covered: computer access devices and software, activities of daily living, assisted listening, communication, education/learning, environmental control, leisure/play, and mobility. The project is guided by an Executive Advisory Board composed of consumers and disability agency and organization representatives. This group reviews barriers to technology access and suggests strategies related to finance of technology, reutilization/recycling of technology to increase access at low to no cost, increased demonstration and loan or trial use of possible technology solutions.
Meredith Funkhouser, Independent Assistive Technology Evaluations 1-913-645-9633
What is Assistive Technology, can it help, and how can one receive AT in the IEP?
Strategies for Assistive Technology Negotiations (from Wright's Law website)
Assistive Technology (from Wright's Law website)
This 60-minute webinar will provide a brief overview AT assessment in the following systems: Public Schools (K-12), Medical, Colleges/Universities and Employment. Learn when AT assessment is necessary, who should conduct an assessment and the process used in these systems to request and conduct assessment.