Assistive technology (AT) can be defined as 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. (29 U.S.C. Sec 2202(2)). This program provides consultation services and technical assistance in regards to Assistive Technology and access to the general curriculum.
Requests for Assistance
- Ongoing student intervention is NOT an element of Technical Assistance.
- Please allow 2-4 weeks for scheduling onsite technical assistance. Scheduling will be on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed.
- Region 10 does NOT complete AT Evaluations, but will assist your staff in conducting an evaluation.
Requests for assistance should be made through the special education director for the local district/SSA. If you are a Region 10 district, and want to request services, please use these forms (3):
Region 10 has a limited inventory of assistive technology for checkout to the districts within the region. See listing for items.
Course: Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments
- For Teachers and Parents (3 CEU credits)
Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairment is a Region 10 Education Service Center online learning course that reviews the adapted devices used by the blind and visually impaired. Online learners will review classifications of assistive technology—both low and high tech—and explore how each classification may best serve the student with visual disabilities. This course also covers legislative background and federal funding. Interactive learning activities are presented within seven modules.
Parents of children with visual impairments will see the scope of possibilities for their child. Additionally, AT Teams will benefit from the course content as they help guide decisions regarding access to the curriculum. For all special education staff who have a blind or visually impaired student in the classroom, this online teacher training is a primer for helping the student gain independence for life. Click the oval image above to purchase the course.