Assistive technologies like wheelchairs, communication devices, and adaptive tools can help improve the lives of both adults and children. Technology can help people compensate for or even overcome impairments. It can also free people, and allow them to participate in school and work. Assistive technology also gives people access to things like reading, music, sports, travel, and community life. DRW works to ensure that all people with disabilities in Wisconsin can get the assistive technology they need to live more productively and independently.
Assistive Technology Device
Any item, piece of equipment, or system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Assistive Technology Service
Any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device
Disability Rights Wisconsin challenges funding denials for assistive technology and related services for people with disabilities. We also help parents work with their children’s schools to get assistive technology (AT) assessments and to get assistive technology incorporated into their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). If necessary, Disability Rights Wisconsin advocates can assist parents with mediation and due process.
If a person needs assistive technology and is denied funding for it by a school, medical assistance, or private insurance, we can help fight to get coverage for that technology.
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