Feature Matching Technology to Student Needs and Abilities Webinar Series

Overview of Feature Matching in Assistive Technology


Session Dates

Thursday September 03, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Webinar


Assessment processes for assistive technology for individuals with disabilities have a common component referred to as feature matching. As a key component of an Assistive Technology Assessment, Feature Matching is often misunderstood, misused, or missed completely in the process of a consumer receiving an unbiased and full scoping AT evaluation. Often consumers are met with AT tool recommendations based upon the knowledge base of their local assessor, rather than the consumer's own full range of abilities and needs being matched to the features that are available throughout a wide range of products that are available throughout the marketplace. AT and Rehabilitation Technology providers do not always need to know ALL of the products that are available, but they do need to know how to do a proper Feature Match process and how to search for products beyond their immediate toolbox. During this webinar, we will explore these options and receive a full set of feature match charts that are composed to range a wide variety of AT areas.

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List and describe 3 types of input features in assistive technology
  • List and describe 3 types of processing features in assistive technology
  • List and describe 3 types of output features in assistive technology
  • Create an assessment plan including a feature match matrix for a client

Target Audience

General and Special Education teachers, Assistive Technology Specialists, Related Services Professionals (e.g., SLP, OT, PT, TVI, etc.), Families, Administrators

Topics Covered: Assistive Technology

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kim Clemens at 610-878-7210 or kclemens@pattan.net.

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Kelly Fonner

Event Contact:


Tammy Thompson-Cooke