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What is rehabilitation technology?

Rehabilitation technology includes the use of technology, engineering methods and sciences to design, develop, test, evaluate, apply and distribute technology to address problems faced by individuals with disabilities in functional areas such as mobility, communication, hearing, vision and cognition. Rehabilitation technology includes:
(1) Assistive technology devices, equipment, or products used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of an individual with a disability including, but not limited to:
(a) Telecommunications devices;
(b) Sensory aids and devices, including hearing aids, telephone amplifiers and other hearing devices, captioned videos, taped text, Brailled and large print materials, electronic formats, graphics, simple language materials, and other special visual aids;
(c) Vehicle modifications; and
(d) Computer and computer-related hardware and software that is provided to address a disability-related limitation.
(2) Services that assist you in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device, including services to:
(a) Evaluate your needs in performing activities in your daily environment;
(b) Select, design, fit, customize, adapt, apply, maintain, repair, or replace an assistive technology device;
(c) Coordinate and use other therapies or services with assistive technology devices, such as education and rehabilitation plans and programs;
(d) Train or give technical assistance to professionals, employers, family members or others who provide services to you, hire you, or are involved in your major life activities.
(3) Real time captioning services;
(4) A written policy, plan, guarantee or warranty (initial or extended) that covers the cost to repair or replace an assistive technology device, a piece of equipment, or another assistive technology product if it is lost or damaged.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090, August 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 34 C.F.R. Parts 361 and 363, chapters 74.29, 43.19 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 4.24.550, 71.09.340, 9A.44.130, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 03-02-014, ยง 388-891-0660, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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