Assistive Technology of Alaska - About us!

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Assistive Technology of Alaska - About us!

  1. 1. www.atlaak.org
  2. 2. Who is ATLA?Grant ActivitiesFederal Tech Act Project•  Information & Awareness•  Demonstrations•  General AT Presentations (small or large group)•  Short Term Loans•  Reutilization of equipment
  3. 3. Feature Matching ATLA can assist by finding thebest AT solution to overcome barriers Try-Before-You-Buy short term loans trial software demonstration areas research and resources
  4. 4. What’s the next step? Servicing the state beyond the grant…
  5. 5. Who is ATLA?Nongrant ActivitiesFee Services•  Device and software reseller•  AT training on a variety of custom topics•  AT assessments
  6. 6. Where is ATLA? Available throughout Alaska • Demonstration Centers • Virtual Help Desk SystemBasecamp • Webinars3330 Arctic Blvd., Suite 101Anchorage, AK 99503 • Resources
  7. 7. Who can ATLA help? Qualifying Criteria Be in Alaska Need assistive technology Be aliveCommunity Living Education Employment IT / Telecom
  8. 8. ATLA does not… Fix, maintain, or train general computer needs Provide funding Bill medicaid / medicare Therapeautic evaluationsoccupational, physical, speech Durable medical needs (wheelchairs, walkers, vehicle mods, vents, etc..)
  9. 9. Low Tech Assistive Technology?any device or system that allows someone with a disability to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do
  10. 10. Mid Tech Assistive Technology?any device or system that allows someone with a disability to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do 10
  11. 11. High Tech Assistive Technology?any device or system that allows someone with a disability to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do 11
  12. 12. ATLA AT areas•  Augmentative & Alternative Communication•  Computer Access•  Deaf & Hard of Hearing Aids•  Environmental Controls•  Learning & Cognitive Supports•  Vision Impairment Aids•  Other
  13. 13. AT Assessment PrinciplesAssistive technology•  is a process not a product. Technology itself is not the goal…•  is a team process. e individual’s•  is a system of devices and participation in services. their chosen activities is the•  requires new skills. goal.•  is a step towards independence.
  14. 14. What is Assistive Technology (AT)?For people withoutdisabilities,technology makesthings easier.For people withdisabilities,technology makesthings possible.
  15. 15. Statewide AT Projects www.aktradingpost.org• Service that connects people and organizationswith available assistive technology (AT) anddurable medical equipment (DME)• Searchable web-based database• Provides Alaskans access totechnology that may be locatedanywhere in the state
  16. 16. Statewide AT Projects•  Statewide AT Consortium•  School District Training & Support Contracts•  Ongoing training through distance education•  Division of Vocation Rehab partnership•  Independent Living Centers partnership
  17. 17. Follow us! www.atlaak.orgMore info is out there! ATLAAK.WORDPRESS.COM DELICIOUS.COM/ATLAAK TWITTER @ATLAAK FACEBOOK.COM/ATLAAK

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