What is Assistive Technology (AT)?

Assistive Technology refers to any item used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Mesa Public Schools

The Assistive Technology Department is available to provide classroom or program support or individual consultation to assist in improved access of curriculum and materials for students receiving special education services. This might include observation in students' typical environment(s), consultation with other service providers, making specific recommendations for assistive technology supports, arranging access, development of customized AT interventions, and training students, staff, and parents. 

In addition, we can provide individual and group training on specific hardware and software, as well as general strategies for using assistive technology in the classroom.  We work closely with the Special Education Instructional Materials Center (IMC) in acquiring, tracking, and maintaining assistive technology for loan to students and teachers.