Assistive Technology

No Wrong Door (NWD) and Virginia Assistive Technology (VATS) partnered to provide assistive technology (AT) items to Virginians and improve access to vaccines throughout the Commonwealth. View our flier outlining our partnership here

 

Sheltering Arms Institute My Life Room

No Wrong Door (NWD) Virginia on boarded Sheltering Arms Institute in 2020, through joining the NWD, a collaboration was formed between No Wrong Door, Sheltering Arms Institute and Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS). Sheltering Arms Institute is a 114 bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital serving individuals with severe and complex cases of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries, just to name a few. This collaboration allows Sheltering Arms Institute to feature a variety of assistive technologies in a designated space called the My Life Room. The My Life Room houses a number of assistive technologies from the Social Health Kit. Sheltering Arms Institute staff were trained by VATS on the assistive technologies and patients make appointments with a staff member to explore these devices to assist in making daily life easier as patients transition home. 

Sheltering Arms AT Kit
Social Health Kit items showcased to patients of Sheltering Arms Institute. Patients can scan QR codes to see how the assistive technologies work. 

 

SAI Facebook Portal and Webcam
Assistive Technologies have short descriptions along with QR codes to showcase how the devices will work for patients of Sheltering Arms Institute. Staff at Sheltering Arms Institute schedule consultations with patients to choose devices which may be helpful for their transition back home. 

 

Robotic Animals Success Stories

Robotic Cat Story

Robotic Dog Story

 

 

No Wrong Door Virginia: How Assistive Technology is Helping Virginians through the COVID-19 Pandemic 

This report shares the accomplishments of the No Wrong Door and Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) Partnership and the stories of Virginians assisted through these efforts.

 

Gallery of Assistive Technology

VATS Gallery of Assistive Technology 

NWD and VATS have collaborated to create three (3) Assistive Technology kits: Social Health Kit, Emergency Preparedness Kit, and Training Videos Kit. This gallery outlines the items in the Social Health Kit and Emergency Preparedness Kit. The Training Videos Kit can be found on the NWD Training Platform.  

 

 

 

 

 

Social Connection Assistive Technology Consultation 

Looking for more ways to connect with family? Want to learn about apps to help make new friends? Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) can help! Explore robot pets. Learn about social apps. Discover how to share WIFI picture frames. Schedule your personal consultation today! Or call VATS at:

  • VATS Phone: (804) 662.9990
  • Toll Free: (800) 552.5019
  • Toll Free TTY: (800) 464.9950
Video about a new program from VATS!