What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or product, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of an individual with a disability. The videos below demonstrate assistive technology in a variety of categories. 

Aids for Daily Living

Tammy Pereboom, Physical Therapist at the Charlotte center of NCATP demonstrates daily living aids.

 

Alternative and Augmentative Communication 

Celeste Helling, Speech and Language Pathologist at our Charlotte Center demonstrates an augmentative communication device.

 

Vehicle Modifications 

Lynne Deese, Assistive Technologist with the Raleigh Center of NCATP demonstrates vehicle modifications.

 

Environmental Control 

Gloria Jinks, Assistive Technologist in NCATP's Greenville Center demonstrates some of the latest environmental control devices.

 

Sensory Aids 

Brianna White, student intern from ECU, demonstrates the Caption Call telephone. This phone is for individuals with hearing impairments.

Tablet Access

Mary Kay Dulin, Assistive Technologist with NCATP's Sylva Center shows you how to create your own adapted stylus.

 

Computer Access

Ja Medlicott, Assistive Technology in NCATP's Wilmington Center share information about a piece of software for fine motor control.

 

Learning, Cognition, and Development 

Gloria Jinks, assistive technologist at the Greenville center, demonstrates the PenFriend2 audio labeler.

 

Seating and Mobility 

Tammy Pereboom, Physical Therapist of NCATP's Charlotte Center shows various types of seating and mobility equipment.

 

For more demonstration video, go to our Vimeo channel. 
Device and Software Demonstrations