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Assistive technology

  • At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, we believe that technology makes many things possible. Whether you are interested in computer access, a memory aide or an adapted toy for your child, we can help.

    Assistive technology is offered throughout the Institute; however, specialized services may require a visit to the Golden Valley campus for an assessment.

    Assistive technology assessment

    This assessment investigates assistive technology solutions for computers, environmental controls, cognitive adaptations, academic solutions, visual accommodations, and much more. Ergonomic recommendations and practices are included.

    Computer consultation and training

    This includes expert consultation for computer set-up, technical support, environmental control units, telephones and other needs. If you don’t know what’s possible or how to obtain what you need, ask us. We are experts at designing special technology for people with disabilities.

    We can assess your skills and aptitudes to enter the workforce, attend college or live independently. The interests you identify help determine whether a computer or similar device is needed. A specialized clerical assessment is also available.

    Computer user with assistive technologyDuring training, you can learn everything from basic to advanced computer skills. You can learn to use Microsoft Office, the Internet and e-mail, Microsoft Vista, JAWS, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Read and Write, and other adaptive and standard software programs. 

    Communication

    For some, communication does not come easily. Communication options range from low-tech paper and pencil systems to state-of-the-art speech generating devices, all of which you can test prior to obtaining a chosen device. After acquiring a device, you receive training and programming to ensure that you get the maximum use from your device.

    Home environmental controls display

    We can demonstrate home environmental controls in our lab on the second floor at the Golden Valley campus. The adapted home display shows six different rooms: a bedroom, office, recreation room, kitchen, bathroom and universal home control room for appliances. It provides a real-life opportunity to try and evaluate options that may include scanning with a switch, touch control and voice activation.

    Funding

    A wide variety of payment options are available for many assistive technology services including State of Minnesota Rehabilitation Services, Medicaid waivers, school systems, self-pay, AXIS Healthcare, Workers’ Compensation and certain other insurance policies (please check with your provider).

    Vocational Rehabilitation Services, schools and self-pay clients, please contact 612-775-2569 .

    Clients who have insurance coverage or coverage through Medical Assistance or AXIS Health, please call 612-775-2475 .

  • Contact us

    612-775-2569
    ckriat@allina.com

    Location

  • 3915 Golden Valley Road
    Golden Valley, MN 55422

    763-588-0811


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