Assistive Technology

A tabletop covered with various Assistive Technology devices, including Braille displays and notetakers.

Assistive Technology (AT) devices are any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether off-the-shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve an individual’s ability to meet their employment goals.

A range of assistive technology devices are available. Some are relatively simple and inexpensive, such as magnifiers. Other devices are more high tech including Braille readers and note takers or specialized computer software.

DSB’s AT Specialists help people who are blind or visually impaired acquire and use appropriate AT to help them participate in activities of daily living, employment and education.

DSB participants, along with their teams of VRCs, Rehab Techs, and AT Specialists, decide which type of assistive technology would be most helpful for the participant’s career goals. The team is trained to match particular technologies to specific needs to help the person function better or more independently. 

Our AT Specialists

  • Offer with assistance in the selection, acquisition, and use of assistive technology devices. 
  • Manage the purchasing, leasing, or otherwise acquiring assistive technology devices 
  • Customize, repair, or replace assistive technology devices;
  • Provide training or technical assistance 

Our AT Specialists also stay up to date on the latest products on the market that will benefit their participants.