Assistive

Assistive technology

Assistive technology enables and promotes inclusion and participation, especially of persons with disability, aging populations, and people with non-communicable diseases. The primary purpose of assistive products is to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence, thereby promoting their well-being. They enable people to live healthy, productive, independent and dignified lives, and to participate in education, the labour market and civic life.

One billion people need assistive products today and more than two billion people around the world are expected to need at least one assistive product by 2030. While anyone may need an assistive product at some time in their life, they are most often required by adult and children with disability, older people and people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and dementia.

Examples of assistive products include hearing aids, wheelchairs, spectacles, prostheses and devices that support memory, among many others. While supporting independence and well-being, these

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Missouri Assistive Technology


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Welcome to MoAT!

Missouri Assistive Technology strives to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians with all types of disabilities, of all ages. To the right are navigation links to the programs and services of MoAT.

 

We’re Glad to Be Back!

We are even more pleased to let you know that all of our programs and services are fully operational again. We remain committed to assuring the health and well-being of all Missourians as we work to address your assistive technology needs.

 


MoAT Service Snapshot

In State FY 2019, MoAT delivered 7,640 assistive devices and provided support services to 23,671 Missourians with disabilities, family members and professionals.




Count

 Topic

1.931

  Assistive devices loaned

2,006

  Device demonstrations conducted

2,020

  TAP for Telephone & Internet devices provided

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Simon Technology Center – Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication Devices

Simon Technology Center Overview

Assistive technology can be a device or service that helps children with disabilities participate more independently within their environment at home or school.

The Simon Technology Center (STC) is dedicated to making the benefits of technology more accessible to children and adults with disabilities. Through a collaborated effort involving parents, professionals, and consumers, the STC can provide numerous services for your family, as well as resources and informative answers to your questions. Since 1987, the Simon Technology Center has helped many children and adults, with a variety of disabilities, use assistive technology to enhance learning, work and independence.



Services

The Simon Technology Center provides a variety of core services to help children, families, and professionals including:

Projects

The Simon Technology Center also operates several projects with specific focuses such as:

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