The West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) is the designated lead agency that works to enhance the lives of all West Virginia residents with disabilities, including older West Virginians and the families of people with disabilities. By providing access to and help with the acquisition of assistive technology devices and services, WVATS can offer West Virginians with disabilities an opportunity for choice, control and independence at home, work, school, play, and in their neighborhoods.

Assistive Technology can be anything which is used to help an individual perform some task of daily living.

Examples include:

  • Mobility aids such as wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers
  • Computer software and hardware like voice recognition programs, screen readers, and screen enlargement programs
  • Items to assist with household tasks including modified kitchen utensils, medication dispensers, and extendable reaching devices.

For a list of available technology from the Elkins office, please visit the Virtual Loan Library.

For more information on how WVATS can assist your daily life, please visit http://wvats.cedwvu.org/ or contact Brenda Dasher at 304-636-0143.