About Us

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) Client Services team provides awareness of the use of Assistive Technology (AT). 

We help people of all ages with various disabilities, illnesses and functional impairments apply AT for daily living, school, work, recreational and leisure activities. Our services can help people live more independent lives and also facilitate improved health, wellness and disease prevention.

We are part of the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions. We operate as a community-based organization and partner with other area agencies to assist people throughout Western New York's eight counties.

Our interdisciplinary team works with:

  • Individuals and families
  • School districts and colleges
  • Employers and Vocational rehabilitation agencies
  • Health care workers and Community Service providers

What is assistive technology?

An "Assistive Technology service" is any service that helps a person learn about, acquire and use an assistive technology device.

An "Assistive Technology device" is any item or piece of equipment used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of a person with a disability.

This information is provided by the TRAID Project, funded under Public Law 100-407 by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.