Assistive Technology Lab:
An Education & Resource Center
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology is any tool that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals who experience disability.
Examples range from adaptive pencil grips, to iPads, to Augmentative & Alternative Communication Devices (AAC), to wheelchairs.
The Community Vision AT Lab is a place where all are welcome!
The Lab will be the first comprehensive public space in Portland where users can see and experience the positive impact technology can have on their lives. Through partnerships, the Lab will help improve access to technologies that will enable many individuals with disabilities to freely move, effectively communicate, and live more independently.
Each day, new technologies are developed that provide people with necessary tools to live, work, and thrive. In Oregon alone, there are 80,000+ adults and 75,000 students experiencing a disability.
The AT Lab will promote tools and strategies that increase inclusion in community, workplace, and school.
AT Lab Features
- Universal Design & Fully Accessible Space
- AT hands-on area
- User Groups
- Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs)
- Resource and Referral guidance
- Small Lending Library
- Augmentative & Alternative Communication Devices (AAC)
- Adaptive Learning & Writing Tools
- Capability Switches
- Computer/iPad access
- Alternative Seating
The Lab aims to increase community and professional knowledge around inclusive practices.
The AT Lab will serve up to 300 individuals and families in Oregon/SW Washington annually through Trainings, Workshops, User-groups, and/or Consultations. Adults and children experiencing disability will be able to explore effective tools for communication and adapted activities to increase participation within their communities including home, work, and school.