Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
Assistive technology refers to “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities”, while adaptive technology covers items that are specifically designed for persons with disabilities and would seldom be used by non-disabled persons.
Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. Assistive technology includes many specialized devices as well, like typing telephones for people who are deaf and motorized wheelchairs for people who cannot walk. Cadan Assistive Technologies has been supporting the special needs community by providing assistive technology devices, alternative input devices, switches, amplified phones, augmentative devices, large key and large print keyboards, Braille displays, and software for over 30 years. During that time we have watched as technology has improved for our customers with Special Needs.
We are happy to have contributed to making the lives of people with Special Needs more independent and rewarding, and look forward to continuing to do so.
Assistive Technology has been experiencing a technological revolution and CAT has strived to stay current with these developments. Through the years we have formed many partnerships with AT industry leaders, manufacturers, and distribution agencies to bring you one of the widest offerings of AT products and information in one place.
Our broad academic customer base covers the entire education industry from beginning to end. We serve the rehabilitative community, private corporations, hospitals, US government agencies, non-profit groups, and individuals. We are a proud member of Assistive Technology Industry Association, and have been since its inception and you can see us every year at Closing the Gap. Cadan Technologies, our parent company since 2009, is a targeted small disadvantaged business and considered a minority as we are wholly Woman owned (WBENC certified).