Mid-South Access Center for Technology (ACT) College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Mid-South Access Center for Technology (ACT)
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Mid-South ACT Services

Mid-South ACT Services

Evaluations

Professionally evaluate to determine what assistive technology will improve the person's ability to function in home, school and work environments. The recommendations may include:

  • Special computer access devices and methods
  • Adaptive software and hardware
  • Non-computer devices to improve function in daily activities
  • Workplace, school or home modifications
  • Environmental controls for lights, TV's, telephones, etc.
  • Change of method, procedure or routine
  • Augmentative communication strategies and equipment
  • Low vision aid evaluation (e.g. CCTV)
  • Seating and positioning

Installation and Configuration of Assistive Technology

  • Set up and install equipment
  • Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting
  • Serve as liaison between adaptive equipment manufacturers and the customer

Client Training

Provide instruction related to assistive technology and methods. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Instruction in the use of assistive technology
  • Practice focused toward vocational skills
  • Remedial training to enhance academic skills
  • Augmentative communication
  • Training to improve daily living skills

Information & Outreach

Educate people with disabilities, advocates, organizations, and the general public in the use and availability of assistive technology. Specifically:

  • Provide customers and the general community with information necessary to make informed decisions
  • Provide in-service training for educators, therapists, counselors, etc.
  • Participate in and co-host conferences
  • Promote community awareness of assistive technology

Research

Conduct research related to the planning, development, and implementation of assistive technology and assistive technology services.

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