Virginia Assistive Technology System

General Information

Virginia Assistive Technology System
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Richmond Virginia 1 23230
(804) 662 9990
http://www.vats.org

Staff

Barclay Shepard, Assistive Technology Resource Manager , Barclay.Shepard@dars.virginia.gov

Services Offered

  • Advocacy
    • With ten other agencies, has developed a statewide policy on assistive technology that is intended to identify and resolve agency barriers and develop consistent assistive technology policies within each agency.

  • Assistive Products
    • Maintains three Assistive Technology Regional Sites that provide training, public awareness, and general technical assistance for consumers in need of assistive technology.

  • Financial Assistance
    • Works towards the implementation of a statewide loan-financing program for assistive technology. Maintains a funding resource directory.

  • Information and Referral
    • Offers statewide information and referral services concerning questions related to assistive technology.