CAT houses a wide variety of the latest assistive technology
and computer hardware and software.
An interdisciplinary team with expertise in assistive
technology is assembled from the fields of occupational therapy,
rehabilitation engineering, vocational rehabilitation counseling,
and special education.
The consumer is introduced to the capabilities of the computer
for use as a tool in pursuing educational or vocational goals,
environmental control and leisure activities.
The team assesses the consumer's functional abilities and
matches those abilities to specific assistive technology that allow
for independent use.
Computer peripherals and assistive technology devices are
selected for trial, based on individual needs and interests within
the appropriate environments.
The team then makes a recommendation for specific computer
hardware, software and assistive technology to meet those
The Center also provides equipment setup, customization and
training in the use of the computer, recommended devices and
software as well as technical support.