Service

Our engineers work with individuals with disabilities to implement technology solutions to enhance accessibility and mobility in homes, workplaces, vehicles, and community environments. In collaboration with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, we develop solutions and manage projects with a network of qualified vendors.

 

Our service personnel are ready to provide assistive and rehabilitation technologies throughout the state of Florida.

Service Personnel

General Information

Description of What We Do

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Clients We Serve

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Current Innovations in the Field

VR Related Projects

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Other Projects

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Service Personnel and Coverage

Service Personnel Directory

Service Personnel

The following list shows our service staff directory for all coverage regions in the state of Florida:

Service Directory

Service Coverage Map

Coverage Map

The following map shows our office locations and regions covered in the state of Florida:

Service Location



Testimonials

From Clients

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From Counselors

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Types of Services

Initial Assistive Technology Assessment

Initial Rehabilitation Technology Assessment

Used when it is not clear the types of rehabilitation technology services that will benefit the customer. Typically for this category, the VR counselor will receive examples of technology that may be useful for the customer to be independent and applicable for work environments.


Home Modifications

Home Accessibility Assessment

Modifications to increase access to a customer’s home to increase independence and accessibility.


Vehicle Modifications

Transportation Assessment for Vehicle Modifications

Assessment of a customer’s ability to be an independent driver or passenger in a vehicle. Includes determination of the appropriate driver evaluation services and vehicle modifications.


Worksite Modifications

Worksite Assessment

Any equipment or modifications needed for an individual to perform tasks at their worksite. The worksite could be at home, in an office, industrial environment, farm, school, hospital, etc. For this referral it is important to inform the rehabilitation engineer if the employer is aware that the individual is a VR customer.


Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices

Wheelchairs/Scooters/Mobility Device Assessment

Used to determine devices needed for an individual to have independent mobility in indoor and outdoor environments.


Augmentative Communication Devices

Augmentative Communication Device Assessment

Devices needed by individuals who are not able to communicate verbally.


Adaptive Computers

Adaptive Computer Assessment

Technology to increase access to computers. Includes hardware and software products for individuals with sensory, physical, cognitive and learning disabilities.


Assistive Technology for Sensory Impairments

Rehabilitation Technology for the Hearing-Impaired/Deaf

This includes communication devices, workplace modifications, educational tools and other technologies specific to individuals with hearing impairments. Examples include speech to text devices, amplifiers and computer-based adaptations. It does not include hearing aids.


Rehabilitation Technology for the Visually Impaired

This includes communication devices, workplace modifications, educational tools and other technologies specific to individuals with vision impairments.


Other Services

Other Services Not Listed Above

If none of the above services are aligned with a customer’s rehabilitation technology needs. Examples of this might be a customized art easel for a customer to produce artwork.




Resources

Comparison of Minivan Conversions

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Vehicle Modification Brochure

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Capstone Project Referral

Do you have a project idea for Capstone Design students?

If you have an idea for a Capstone Design project and you would like to send your idea for consideration, please fill the following form and send it to the email shown on the form:
Capstone Design Project Idea Form




Assistive Technology Related Organizations

RESNA

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America – RESNA

  • The purpose of RESNA is to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational activities by supporting the development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge and practice of rehabilitation and assistive technology in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens.
  • RESNA's goal is "To maximize the health and well-being of people with disabilities through technology."
  • RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency.
  • Website: https://www.resna.org


NMEDA

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association – NEMDA

  • NMEDA is the certifying body for the nationally recognized Quality Assurance Program (QAP) accreditation. Established in 1989, they are a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association serving the auto mobility industry in the US and Canada. They provide education & training to members and partners, and advocate for the industry before Congress, state legislatures and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Website: https://nmeda.org


ADED

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists – ADED

  • ADED is a professional network promoting excellence in the field of driver rehabilitation through leadership and advocacy in support of safe, independent community mobility. Recognized globally as the primary resource and standard-bearer for driver rehabilitation expertise, they believe that when consumers have access to ADED-credentialed professionals, they achieve optimal mobility.
  • Website: https://www.aded.net


FAAST

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology – FAAST

  • FAAST is the state of Florida’s assistive technology program. Assistive technology activities provided by FAAST include device loans, device demonstrations, device reutilization, device trainings, information and assistance, and a statewide financing program. FAAST serves Floridians who have disabilities and their family members, service providers, educators, therapists, employers, health and rehabilitation professionals, assistive technology vendors, procurement officials, and all other interested parties throughout the state of Florida.
  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing inclusion for Floridians with disabilities of all ages through collaboration and empowerment. By creating a collaborative environment for individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, government officials, and other community stakeholders, we enhance the community for us all.
  • Website: https://faast.org





Training

How to Make a Referral

The listed rehabilitation technology (RT) evaluation categories are available in RIMS for VR counselors to request services for their customers. More than one service can be requested for a customer. RT services can be requested at any time even during the process of determining eligibility. Other services can also be provided if none of the listed services are aligned with a customer's rehabilitation technology needs. Examples of this might be a customized art easel for a customer to produce artwork.




Accessing Rehabilitation Engineering Services


To access rehabilitation engineering services, click on the R.T.E. icon that is on the left side of your client screen and follow the steps shown below:






Policy and Standards

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Home Modifications

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Vehicle Modifications

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Assistive Technologies for Sensory Disabilities

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Assistive Technologies for Cognitive Disabilities

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New Vendors

VR Vendor Qualification Requirements

To see the VR Vendor Qualification Requirements, please click on the link below:
  VR Vendor Qualification Requirements


VR Standard Vendor Application

To download the VR Standard Vendor Application, please click on the link below:
  VR Standard Vendor Application




Existing Vendors

Vendor Directory for Adaptive Computers

Rehabilitation Technology Category: Adaptive Computers

For a list of vendors in this category and their contact information, please see the list below:
  Vendors for Adaptive Computers


Vendor Directory for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

Rehabilitation Technology Category: Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

For a list of vendors in this category and their contact information, please see the list below:
  Vendors for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists


Vendor Directory for Home Modifications

Rehabilitation Technology Category: Home Modifications

For a list of vendors in this category and their contact information, please see the list below:
  Vendors for Home Modifications


Vendor Directory for Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers

Rehabilitation Technology Category: Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers

For a list of vendors in this category and their contact information, please see the list below:
  Vendors for Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers


Vendor Directory for Vehicle Modifications

Rehabilitation Technology Category: Vehicle Modifications

For a list of vendors in this category and their contact information, please see the list below:
  Vendors for Vehicle Modifications


Vendor Directory for Wheelchairs

Rehabilitation Technology Category: Wheelchairs

For a list of vendors in this category and their contact information, please see the list below:
  Vendors for Wheelchairs






CARRT

"Center for Assistive, Rehabilitation & Robotics Technologies"
Research - Education - Service