Announcing two new assistive technology clinics on National Assistive Technology Awareness Day

The Assistive Technology Evaluation Clinic and Communication Access and Assistive Technology Clinic are now scheduling appointments

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

In celebration of National Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Day, the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities and the West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) are announcing the new Assistive Technology Evaluation Clinic (ATEC).

This new clinic offers AT evaluations for individuals of all ages. AT is any product that makes tasks easier or possible for individuals with disabilities or limitations. The purpose of WVATS is to provide services and resources to help West Virginia residents of all ages and abilities make informed decisions about assistive technology.

ATEC offers:

  1. Troubleshooting for current AT
  2. In-person demonstrations of AT
  3. AT evaluations
  4. Training sessions with AT

Learn more about ATEC.

Last week, the CED also announced the Communication Access and Assistive Technology (CAAT) Clinic.The CAAT Clinic provides consultation, training and resources for individuals who have difficulty being understood using speech. The CAAT Clinic offers augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consultations and support services.

Learn more about the CAAT Clinic.

Using grant funds provided by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, WVATS recently launched the Adventure is for Everyone project which allows free rental of adaptive mountain bikes at various locations throughout West Virginia.

The goal of the project is to help increase opportunities and lower barriers to outdoor recreation for people with disabilities or mobility impairments. Through this program, adaptive mountain bikes are available to borrow free of charge at Wamsley Cycles in Morgantown and at the Challenged Athletes of West Virginia located at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Starting the Adventure is for Everyone project was the WVATS submission for this year's One Big Thing series featured at the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) Leadership Symposium. Check out the video to learn more.