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Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (AT) can be defined as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. (29 U.S.C. Sec 2202(2)). Region 7 supports local school districts by providing consultation services and technical assistance on assistive technology that help students access the general curriculum.

Region 7 AT Work

Request for Technical Assistance
Technical assistance can be provided through email, telephone conversations, video conferencing, and/or onsite visits.  Contact Jill Beall, Special Education Specialist at or call 903.988.6765.\\Requests for on-site consultation specific to a student should be made through email to Jill Beall.  Please secure permission from the special education director and campus principal prior to on-site technical assistance.

Professional Development and Training

Request for AT Item Checkout
Region 7 has a limited inventory of assistive technology items available for checkout to districts within our region.  Loaning AT items allows school personnel an opportunity to try various devices with students to ensure the suitability of a particular device to the individual needs of a student before purchasing.  Call or email Jill Beall for information to the availability of AT items.

Upcoming Events

If you have any questions regarding the following events, feel free to call or e-mail the program contact or the contacts listed when you click to register for any of the following events.

Assistive Technology Workshops on MIS Web