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Article: Guide to Assistive Technology


Table of Contents
  1. General Product Information
  2. Assistive Technology in Education
  3. Assistive Technology in the Workplace
  4. Computer Accessibility
  5. Funding Assistive Technology
  6. Tools for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  7. Tools for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired
  8. Mobility
  9. Speech and Language Tools

There are assistive technology tools for the positioning, seating, transferring, mobility, and transporting of individuals with disabilities. These tools help keep people safe, healthy and comfortable when lying down, sitting, standing, moving, and or when they are transferred. Some examples of mobility tools are wedge-shaped pillows that allow for easy breathing, or walkers and canes that have pouches for easy storage. Here are a few devices that can help you with mobility issues:

  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts
  • Seat Lifts
  • Emergency Alert System for Cars

There are many different mobility tools on the market. It is important to keep in mind your unique situation and needs when choosing a mobility device.

USA Tech Guide
USA Tech Guide is a web guide to wheelchairs and other assistive technology. On their site you can read reviews on different types and brands of wheelchairs, electric scooters, wheelchair cushions and standing devices.

Wheelchair Net
Wheelchair Net is a virtual community for people who share an interest in wheelchair technology. Their website provides reviews on mobility equipment. There is also a database of resources, reprints of articles and a discussion area.


Last Updated on 8/22/2017