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WAC 388-891A-0770

What is rehabilitation technology?

Rehabilitation technology means the use of technologies, engineering methods, or sciences to design, develop, test, evaluate, apply, and distribute technology to address those areas in which you experience functional loss, 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, including written policies, plans, guarantees, or warranties (initial or extended);
(c) Coordinate and use other therapies or services with assistive technology devices, such as education and rehabilitation plans and programs; and
(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) Services that apply engineering sciences to design, develop, adapt, test, evaluate, apply, and distribute technological solutions to problems you face in functional areas, such as mobility, communications, hearing, vision, and cognition, and in activities associated with employment, independent living, training, and integration into the community.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020(8) and 34 C.F.R., Parts 361, 363, 397. WSR 18-12-035, ยง 388-891A-0770, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/30/18.]
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