Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, or software that can improve the capabilities of job seekers with disabilities.

DORS Rehabilitation Technology Services (RTS) staff provides customized assessments for individuals with disabilities to find them the appropriate AT to assist them with their employment goals. The team also provides training and technical support to individuals and groups on the use of the AT hardware and software.  AT assessments and training may be held at WTC or in the individual’s community.

Assistive Technology may include:

  • Desktop or portable video magnifiers 
  • Note taking devices 
  • Specialized software, such as voice recognition software, screen reading software and other products to assist with reading and writing
  • Mobile devices to assist with organization and time management

Assistive Technology training classes may include:

  • JAWS™ screen reading software
  • ZoomText™  magnification and screen reading software
  • Specialized classes based on consumer needs

Program Requirements:

  • DORS consumer with an employment goal.

Assistive Technology (AT) can include:

Desktop document magnifier with the words: Assistive Technology
Desktop Document Magnifier (CCTV)

An elderly man using a handheld video magnifier to read the newspaper.
Handheld Video Magnifier

A young man sitting in a wheelchair and using a number of assistive technology computer devices, including a mouthpiece.
​Computer with a Mouth Stick

Assistive Technology Services Handout

Assistive Technology Services Handout PDF 

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