(1) Adaptive equipment is equipment necessary for the person to obtain or retain employment or to increase independent functioning in completing activities of daily living.
(2) Adaptive equipment must:
(a) relate specifically to and be primarily for the person’s disability;
(b) have utility primarily for a person who has a disability;
(c) meet the specifications, if applicable, for the equipment set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI);
(d) be prior authorized by the department if the cost of the project may exceed $4,000; and
(e) be unavailable through any other sources.