Assistive technology (AT) is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. (Assistive Technology Act of 1998).
AT Spotlight from the NAP Toolbox
Fall is in the air….
Both the Garden Grabber and the Leaf Gripper Yard Tongs allow one to pick up gathered leaves and other debris without having to repeatedly bend down. These tools would be especially beneficial for people with back impairments or age-related limitations.
Maine CITE Program is Maine Department of Education’s statewide organization designed to help make assistive and universally designed technology more available to Maine children and adults who need them.
The Technical Exploration Center (TEC) is an assistive technology program that lends equipment, and provides evaluations, resource materials, technical assistance and AT related training.
ALLTech’s mission is to identify and provide technology solutions to the educational, daily living, communication, and workplace challenges experienced by people of all ages and abilities. ALLTech™ promotes the use of technology that enables individuals to lead full and independent lives.
A comprehensive database of assistive technology ideas from the National AgrAbility Project website. The Toolbox: Assistive Technology Database is a resource that contains assistive technology solutions for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities.
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