The Learning and Technology Centre (LTC) is an Assistive Technology (AT) resource for clients and staff of Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, as well as community members served by the Department of Community Services. Its mandate is promoting AT learning opportunities through consultation, assessment, training, and professional development.
The primary role of the Assistive Technology program is to provide guidance to clients on the selection of the best technology for the intended purpose. The Assistive Technology Resource Library allows individuals to try technology where it will be used to ensure it is the right fit — for the person, environment, and task — before purchasing. The hope is that having technology available for trial will help to ensure that users are certain the chosen tool is the best fit, reducing the possibility of wasted funds and technology abandonment.
The LTC provides demonstrations, loans, consultation, evaluation, training, and professional development.
Resources offered by the Assistive Technology Resource Library include:
- Access and environmental controls
- Adaptive computer access
- Switch adapted toys
- Aids to daily living
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Recreation and leisure
- Knowledge of iPads as an Assistive Technology Tool
- Guidance in App selection
To contact the Learning and Technology Centre, phone 902-538-3103, Ext 828.