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Newport News Public Schools

12465 Warwick Boulevard  •  Newport News, VA 23606  •  Phone: (757) 591-4500

Assistive Technology

  Assistive Technology  

Vivian Vitullo
Special Education Supervisor
(757) 283-7850 x.10418

Donna Waldman
Coordinator, Assistive Technology
(757) 283-7862

• NNPS Assistive Technology Web Site
• Frequently Asked Questions
 

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology or AT is legally defined as " any 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 individuals with disabilities"(20 U.S.C., Chapter 33 Section 1401(25).

What are Assistive Technology Services?

Assistive Technology Services are defined as "any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an AT device". This includes:

Consultation; purchase or rental of AT device; selection, design, adaptation, implementation, maintenance, repair or replacement; training for student, teacher, parent and other support staff.

View more frequently asked questions about Assistive Technology.

 

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