Wichita Falls Independent School District Assisitive Technology Services
According to the United States Assistive Technology Act of 2004, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, the definition for assistive technology is divided into two component parts: Assistive Technology Device and Assistive Technology Service.
Assistive Technology Device means access to or provision of 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 of a child with a disability.
Assistive Technology Service means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device, or maximizes accessibility for children with disabilities. Assistive technology enables children with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of life (home, school, and community) and helps them access their right to a free appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment.
David Hamilton, M. Ed
Assistive Technology Coordinator
940-235-1019 X 14033