Assistive Technology, or AT, is the term used to describe devices, technology, and aids that allow a person to be more independent. Some examples of AT include:
- screen reading software
- word prediction software
- ergonomic keyboards and mice
- visual aids
- adjustable desks and chairs
Utilizing AT as a key part of a workforce development and retention strategy benefits employee and employer. By providing AT solutions to future and existing employees, employers may:
- recruit and retain expertise in the field
- promote positive morale in the company
- maintain productivity, and
- reduce costs associated with hiring and retraining new employees.
Cost of Service
Services are provided at no charge on a one-to-one or group basis. Costs may be incurred for assistive technology that is selected for installations and implementation.
The cost of AT accommodations varies depending on the item selected, but the average is often less than $500. That is far less than the average cost associated with hiring and training a new employee.