Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions About the Field

Where can I learn more about the field of assistive and rehabilitation technology?

Two of the better places to start are:

What practice areas are encompassed by the assistive technology field?

The field includes:

  • Wheeled mobility and seating
  • Wheelchair transportation
  • Computer accommodation
  • Worksite evaluation and accommodation
  • Home modification
  • Adapted recreation
  • Adapted driving
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Universal design

In what settings do assistive technology practitioners work?

Assistive technology service providers are needed in a range of settings:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • State vocational rehabilitation agencies
  • Developmental centers
  • Long-term care facilities
  • University-based centers
  • Healthcare companies
  • Worksite ergonomics practices

UB Program

Is it possible to integrate the certificate program courses with my master's or PhD degree curriculum?

Yes. Our program has a long history of working with graduate students from departments throughout the university, as well as mentoring thesis projects that have an assistive technology emphasis. Details are worked out on an individual basis between the student, the student’s home department or program and rehabilitation science faculty.

Do you offer any courses online?

We do not offer online or distance learning courses at this time.

Can I qualify for financial aid?

Generally speaking, graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester to qualify for financial aid. Learn more from UB’s Office of Financial Aid.