Since 1991, the UIC Assistive Technology Unit has been providing mobile assistive technology services to underserved individuals with disabilities in northeast Illinois. The ATU is a community-based service delivery program, serving over 90% of our clients in their homes, schools, work, or recreation settings. A fleet of mobile units is used to achieve the community-based approach, making the ATU the only mobile program in Illinois.
Assistive technologies are a broad range of low-tech to high tech devices, individualized strategies and customized practices that are conceived and implemented to enable children and adults to maximize their independence in home, school, work and recreational settings. The ATU also participates in research activities in the field of assistive technology, and is committed to academic excellence and leadership development for professionals and consumers.