WVATS

COVID-19 Update 7/13/2020

For the time being, COVID-19 is affecting WVATS services. While we take great care with cleaning our devices, we need to keep each other safe and healthy.

We now have some staff back in the office. If you need to request a demonstration, please contact us to make an appointment. We are not accepting walk-ins at this time.

The device loan program is operating as normal.

WVATS staff remains available to you. You can email or call us. Please reach out.

West Virginia Assistive Technology System

The purpose of West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) is to provide services and resources to help West Virginia residents of all ages and abilities make informed decisions about assistive technology. WVATS serves not only individuals with disabilities, but also their circle of support. This includes family members, employers, employment service providers, educators, health care providers, social service providers, and others seeking AT expertise in all areas of life, but especially in education, employment, and community living.

What is Assistive Technology (AT)?

Assistive technology is any product or service that makes tasks easier or possible for individuals with disabilities or limitations. There are many tools available to help people live, learn, work, and play independently. These tools can be as simple as magnifiers and alternative keyboards or as complex as augmentative communication devices and switch access.