AT3 Issue Brief: Assistive Technology and Long COVID

November 17, 2021

Although many people with COVID-19 get better within weeks, some people continue to experience symptoms that can last months after first being infected, or may have new or recurring symptoms at a later time. People with this condition are sometimes called “long-haulers” and this condition is commonly known as “long COVID.”

Many people with long COVID may be experiencing disability for the first time. The national network of state and territory Assistive Technology (AT) Act programs funded by ACL has spent decades serving individuals of all ages with all kinds of disabilities wherever they live, learn, work, and play. They provide a stigma-free environment for people with disabilities (and those who serve or love them) to learn about, try out, and acquire the assistive technologies that maintain or improve independence.

A new issue brief from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center describes how AT Act programs are helping individuals experiencing long-term effects from COVID-19 and provides examples of common assistive technology solutions.

Use this tool to find the AT Act program in your state or territory.

Last modified on 11/17/2021

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