Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

The Arc Baltimore's Assistive Technology (AT) Program

The vision of The Arc’s AT Program is to help people with disabilities improve their lives with technology through increased awareness, access, and support. The Arc can support the acquisition and use of AT when appropriate. Please submit a referral below so that our team has the necessary information to support you.

Submit AT Referral

For additional questions, please contact Kelly Bell at

What is AT?

Assistive technology or AT means any item, piece of equipment, or product system - whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized - used to increase, maintain, or improve a person's functional capabilities and may also support increased community inclusion.

A person should consider AT when seeking greater independence in an area below:
  • Communication (ex., speech-generating devices)
  • Computer Access (ex., speech-to-text software, large print keyboard)
  • Eating (ex., big grip spoon, suction base plate)
  • Environmental Control (ex., switches)
  • Hearing (ex., assistive listening device, bed shaking alarm clock, flashing doorbell)
  • Home Safety (ex., stove shutoff device, bed shaking smoke detector)
  • Memory/Cognition (ex., task prompting apps, reminder systems)
  • Phone (ex., picture phone, big button phone)
  • Recreation (ex., talking book player, big button iPod remote)
  • Vision (ex., magnifiers, talking watch)

AT Guide for People and Their Team

The purpose of this packet is to guide teams through the assistive technology (AT) process. The Arc Baltimore is here to support people with disabilities and their teams in making AT decisions and acquiring needed services and devices to help people achieve their goals. Any form mentioned in the Guide can be accessed in the Appendix below.

AT Guide For Teams
AT Guide Appendix


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