For those unfamiliar, assistive technology helps individuals with disabilities live, work, learn and play as independently as possible. It’s any device, item, gadget, tool, hardware or software used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and older adults who may find a need for assistance.
This type of technology also provides the disability community with the opportunity to access educational and employment opportunities, to live within their communities, and enjoy recreational activities.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology, Inc. (FAAST) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for Floridians with disabilities by increasing access to assistive technology through empowerment and collaboration.
We chatted with FAAST Executive Director Whitney Doyle for this episode of Audio ABLE.
Press “play” below to learn more about all-things assistive technology and the important work FAAST is doing, whom o they serve, and more.
If you’re a current or prospective account holder, you can use funds saved in an ABLE United account on a variety of Qualified Disability Expenses, including assistive technology.
To learn about other qualified disability expenses, click here.