When people hear the word “technology”, they often think of complex machines that are difficult to use. However, “AT” is a term used for any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities.

AT includes high-tech items, such as speech generating devices and smart home controls, and low-tech devices, such as jar openers, large grip utensils and magnifying glasses.

Find more information about AT at the Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii, the State of Hawai‘i’s designated Assistive Technology Act agency helping all age groups problem solve for increased independence.


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTERS OF HAWAII (nonprofit)
200 N. Vineyard Blvd, Ste 430, Honolulu, HI 96817
808-532-7111 | office@atrc.org | atrc.org
ATRC does not sell products, but recommends vendors. Device demonstration and lending programs give individuals and groups the opportunity to make an informed choice about an AT device prior to acquiring one.