Assistive Technology (AT) helps people with disabilities be independent.
AT includes things like:
- wheelchairs or scooters that help you get around
- talking computers or communication boards that make it easier for you to use computers
- computer equipment
- wheelchair lifts or hand controls for your car or van
- hearing aids, personal FM units and other things to help you hear
- lifts and stair glides that help you get around your home
- workplace modifications and equipment to help you at work
- equipment and modifications for students in school
There are things not listed here that could also be Assistive Technology.
The AT Tryout and Access Center at the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) provides information, referrals and hands-on experience with Assistive Technology for Vermonters of all ages and abilities.
If you are a Medicare beneficiary who purchased a power wheelchair or scooter from The Scooter Store and are having difficulty getting it repaired by other medical equipment suppliers, it is most likely because these businesses are concerned that Medicare will not pay for the repairs.
The Disability Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid has developed this handout
to help you know what to do.