Iowa Dept. of Education Assistive Technology page

This Iowa Dept. of Education AT page contains information on: Federal Regulations; State Rules; Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Services; State AT Liaisons; AEA AT Contacts; Assistive Technology Consideration; Areas of Assistive Technology; Funding Sources; Frequently Asked Questions; and Resources. Per the site: AT is any device that allows a person with a disability to do what they need or want to do. It can be bought in a store or on-line, in can be home-made or especially designed for a specific person. It can be part of a system of devices. And in some cases, it might be an "off the shelf" device. This would be something like a garage door opener, easily available for persons who are not disabled, but for the person with a disability it is considered AT because it allows them to do something they otherwise would not be able to do.