Assistive Technology

Introduction

 
Please help us identify assistive technology topics for training and informational materials by completing this survey by March 29, 2013.

Assistive technology helps people with disabilities communicate, hear, see, move, and otherwise function in their daily lives. Assistive technology devices can be used at home, at work, at school, or in the community.

Assistive technology devices can be simple, such as a spoon with a built up handle for easy grasping. Devices can also be complex, such as a computer with speech output. Devices include durable medical equipment. Assistive technology services include evaluation, repair, and training.

Thank you for completing the survey. Please contact Amber Kavka-Warren, Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, at 215-238-8070 extension 213, 877-375-7139 (TTY) or akavka-warren@drnpa.org if you have questions or need accommodations to complete the survey.

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
1. Contact information. Be sure to include your name and email address if you want to receive announcements of assistive technology webinars or informational materials.
2. I am a
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3. Please number the topics below from 1 to 3, with 1 being the most important topic to you.
Renting durable medical equipment (DME) through Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
Maintaining and repairing scooters, manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs through Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
Getting replacement batters for scooters and power wheelchairs through Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
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4. Please number the topics below, with 1 being the most important to you.
Getting durable medical equipment for people transitioning from nursing facilities to the community.
Finding service providers who accept Medical Assistance for evaluiation services. An example is a professional who will provide an augmentative and alternative communication evaluation.
Finding service providers who accept Medical Assistance for training on assistive technology devices. An example is a professional who will teach an individual how to use a power wheelchair.
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5. Please number the topics below, with 1 being the most important to you.
Getting durable medical equipment through Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plans.
Getting assistive technology devices and services through home and community-based Waivers. This includes accessiblity adaptations for homes and vehicles.
Getting durable medical equipment for people who are coveredby both Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and Medicare.
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6. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!
Use the space below to tell us about other assistive technology topics you are interested in or questions you have.
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