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Abstract Details for Module 14: Assistive Technology Utilization

According to the regulations governing vocational rehabilitation services in the United States, an important aspect of vocational rehabilitation is the assessment for and provision of appropriate assistive technology devices to consumers who need them in order to fulfill employment and independent living objectives. It is important for vocational rehabilitation counselors to know how to assist consumers in choosing appropriate assistive technology, to have resources that provide current information on the types of technology that exist, to have information on funding sources for assistive technology, and to know current regulations concerning the provision of assistive technology as part of vocational rehabilitation services.