Assistive Technology [Vocational Rehabilitation]
Vocational Rehabilitation Assistive Technology Specialists complete a variety of assessments based
on the counselor's referral and the consumer's need. All assessments are focused
on how the accommodation or assistive technology will assist the individual in
overcoming obstacles that interfere with obtaining employment or keeping a job.
Assessments include the following areas:
- home or vehicle modifications,
- personal mobility needs such as wheelchairs
- computer access
- worksite access or modification needs, and
- activities of daily living needs.
The AT assessment involves the initial visit, trial of equipment, follow-up
and final inspection of equipment.
Specialists also serve as subject matter experts within the agency and to other agencies or businesses.