The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) was established within the School of Health Related Professions in 1988. CAT conducts applied research & development and client service programs in Assistive Technology (AT) for persons with disabilities and the elderly.
Education Programs for professionals, students and consumers. CAT staff and affiliated faculty provide instruction on AT devices and services conduct focus groups and beta-testing for multiple manufacturers, and internships for graduate students.
Client Assessment and Training Services in computer access for education and employment. CAT's multi-disciplinary client service team provides AT assessment and training services to People with Disabilities in the eight counties of Western New York. They also receive referrals from other regions when the client's needs are exceedingly complex.
Publications of information about AT devices and services. CAT operates the Western New York Region's Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) program.