These programs may be of interest to people living with MS and their friends, family, co-workers and care partners. Please review the disclaimer before signing up or taking advantage of any of these non-National MS Society programs.
Most of us use Assistive technology (AT) in our daily lives, everything from glasses or screen readers to highly sophisticated computers that make it possible to activate most of the functions in your home by voice command. The Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) can help you learn about the range of available technology, select the most appropriate device, receive training on how to use the selected device, and find resources to pay for the device.
The mission of the Virginia Assistive Technology System is to ensure that those who need assistive technology get the appropriate and affordable piece of equipment or device. We value inclusion and believe that the correct equipment is important to that end. Whether you want to be more successful at school, live more independently in your community, or wish to work, assistive technology can be the solution.
Room 252-1, Education Building
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
To provide individuals with disabilities access, support, and knowledge regarding technology.
- Lending Library of augmentative communication hardware and associated software for trial periods
- Book and Videotape Lending Library
- Short-Term Equipment Loan
- Hands-on Exploration of Conventional and Assistive Technologies
- Equipment and Software Demonstrations
- Individual Consultations and Evaluations
- Group Training on Technology and Instructional Strategies
Individual and organization contracts for consultations, workshops, and training are available.
Laskin Road Annex
1413 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
ABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.
DISCLAIMER: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society does not endorse products, services, or manufacturers. Programs appear here solely because they are considered valuable information and you may find them beneficial. The Chapter assumes no liability for these programs or the use or contents of any product or service mentioned. Additionally, it is important to note that any person registering for the programs listed below will be sharing their personal information with an organization outside of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.