Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT)

UCAT

The Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT) is a statewide resource offering information and technical services to help people with disabilities acquire and use assistive technology devices. UCAT offers free evaluations to anyone within the state of Utah. 

Free Consultation / Referral Form

If you are seeking a free consultation with UCAT, please fill out a referral form and email it to ucat@utah.gov.

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Who We Serve

Our services are available to people with disabilities, parents and other family caregivers, rehabilitation counselors, independent living specialists, special educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, allied medical professionals, and other who are concerned with and advocate for people with disabilities. 

Customized Devices

Sometimes, a commercial, off-the-shelf assistive device is just not quite right to fill a specialized need in the life of a person with a disability. UCAT has a well-equipped workshop and skilled staff who can modify the device to meet the need. We also have the tools and expertise to design and fabricate new solutions to fill unusual needs. Our Assistive Technology Specialists can help you in the following ways:

  • Design, build and fabricate custom devices.
  • Modify devices to better meet a need.
  • Help define seating and positioning needs to ensure maximum effectiveness of a seating solution.
  • Help clients to learn to use aids to daily living (ADL), including electronic ADLs to extend their range of independent activity.
  • Assess job- and home-sites to determine the best way to facilitate client access.
  • Identify and refer equipment and resources.
  • Loan devices for trials of up to 30-days to ensure that they are suited to the need.
  • View our work examples.

Contact

Utah Center for Assistive Technology
Judy Ann Buffmire Building
1595 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Phone: 801-887-9380

Latest News

UCAT 2017 Annual Report
The 2017 report shares how UCAT has delivered specialized services to individuals in need and have a willingness to say "yes" to anything that comes its way to become the "Powerhouse of YES." Read more about UCAT's 2017 accomplishments: UCAT Annual Report 2017

Go Baby Go Program Accepting Referrals
Since 2012, UCAT has been a proud partner with GoBabyGo and has adapted many kids' electric cars for children with disabilities throughout Utah. Go Baby Go converts battery-powered kids' cars into rehabilitative devices for children ages 1 to 5. UCAT can assist in adapting and modifying a car for your child. Families bring their own electric kids' car and UCAT assists in adapting the car to become switch adapted and provide custom seating modifications. Grants for the cars may be available through the Utah Assistive Technology Foundation based on some finance stipulations.  Please contact Kevin Christensen (801-887-9532) or Ed Whiting (801-887-9537) to start the process of having your kids' car modified.