Virginia Assistive Technology System - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Virginia Assistive Technology System
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
2001 Maywill Street, Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 662-9990 (Local)
(804) 622-9478 (Fax)
(800) 464-9950 (Toll-Free)
http://www.vats.org

Staff

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

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • 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.
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