What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
Assistive Technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. AT promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
(Source of Definition: Wikipedia)
How is Assistive Technology Funded?
Great question! If it is considered "Durable Medical Equipment" (DME) then you can submit a funding request to your medical insurance. Durable Medical Equipment included but are not limited to Wheelchairs and communication devices. However, assistive technology that can help a person access the computer, or their environment (lights, music, TV, blender) are not considered durable medical Equipment.