BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATES
Directly and indirectly, through the use of simple or sophisticated devices, technology is playing a continuously greater role in people’s lives. It can increase productivity and independence by facilitating the performance of routine tasks, simplifying more complex tasks, and allowing consumers to carry out activities with greater speed and less physical energy. It can increase their knowledge, understanding, and participation by expanding their access to information, places, and people.
While technology, by definition, is assistive, it is especially important for individuals with disabilities because of its potential to reduce or eliminate barriers that interfere with access to equal opportunities. Technology enables and empowers these persons and their families because it holds the promise of greater participation in meaningful developmental, educational, social, recreational, and vocational experiences. With the help of technology, what most consumers are able to do quite naturally, and so take for granted, such as moving about, listening, speaking, reading, writing, playing, socializing, and work, becomes, at last, achievable for many individuals with disabilities. Technology thus permits them to focus on abilities and possibilities instead of disabilities.
Assistive Technology Evaluations are dedicated to helping disabled people overcome their disability as it relates to competing on an even basis with their non-disabled peers in the work place and school. BEST Associates is about “Leveling the playing field” with computer based assistive technology, assessment services, and training. These exciting tools can be valuable in the office, academic, or home environments.
For more information about B.E.S.T. Assistive Technology Evaluations, please call (914) 708-6548