Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. For individuals living with Duchenne, assistive technology can improve quality of life. The following resources are helpful links for information on assistive technology.

Aids to Daily Living

  • Allegro Medical
    Medical equipment supplier including aids to daily living
  • Amazon Echo
    Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled by voice. The Echo can connect to appliances, keep a shopping list, set alarms, play music and shop on Amazon.
  • Colonial Medical Assisted Devices
    Home medical supplies company including aids to daily living
  • EaZyHold
    Silicone cuff to aid with gripping
  • Enable Mart
    Solutions in learning curriculum, adaptive equipment, therapy products, and assistive technology for teachers, educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and parents.
  • Etac
    Accessibility equipment manufacturer including aids to daily living
  • EZ Lap Tray
    As seen at the Annual Connect Conference, Washington D.C. 2015! A revolutionary new design for people of all ages, including those with physical disabilities or limited mobility.
  • Maddak
    Manufacturer of aids to daily living
  • Patterson Medical
    Medical equipment provider including aids to daily living
  • Rehab Mart
    Medical supply retailer including aids to daily living

Education Assistive Technology

  • Center on Technology and Disability
    The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Center is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services.
  • Enable Mart
    Solutions in learning curriculum, adaptive equipment, therapy products, and assistive technology for teachers, educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and parents.
  • Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology
    Grassroots organization that provides input into the process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in school settings. They have an extensive resource bank for assistive technology.

AT Ideas for Electronics, Software, and Computer Access

  • Ablenet
    Switches, accessible toys, apps & software, computer & tablet access
  • Amazon Echo
    Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled by voice. The Echo can connect to appliances, keep a shopping list, set alarms, play music and shop on Amazon.
  • Apple Accessibility
    Accessibility options for Apple products
  • AssistiveTech.net
    The National Public Website on Assistive Technology provides access to information on AT devices and services as well as other community resources for people with disabilities and the general public.
  • AutoHotkey
    Free, open-source software for Windows that can be used to automate computer functions
  • Bridging Apps
    BridgingApps provides access to educational and therapeutic tools allowing parents, teachers, and therapists to effectively use mobile devices and apps to target and improve individual skill development to help children and adults with disabilities reach their highest levels of physical and cognitive development.
  • Camera Mouse
    Free, downloadable tool that turns a webcam into a head tracker
  • EventGhost
    Open-source automation tool for MS Windows that uses input devices to control a computer
  • GlassOuse
    Wearable assistive technology device that functions like a mouse which can be controlled through biting and head movements.
  • GreedyCat
    Application that assists mouse-less navigation in Windows
  • LC Technologies
    Eye-tracking assistive technology for tablet and desktop
  • Microsoft Accessibiity
    Website for Microsoft’s accessibility features
  • Polital Enterprises
    Free tools for computer access
  • TechCheck
    Powerful but simple tool to help employers assess their technology accessibility practices. Whether you have a formal accessible technology effort or not, TechCheck can help give you a benchmarking “snapshot” of the current state of your technology, the accessibility goals you want to reach, and what steps you might take to achieve them.
  • Tobi ATI
    Eye-tracking devices for speech, tablet & computer accessibility
  • Touch, Tap, Swipe – a guide to using mobile phones and tablets (DMD Pathfinders)
    Choosing and Using Touch Phones and Tablets
  • WebAIM’s Assistive Technology for Motor Disabilities
    Article highlighting types of assistive technologies for individuals with motor disabilities
  • TechMatrix
    Webtool for students to find educational and assistive tech products

AT Ideas for Writing

  • Bubble.US
    Free brainstorming tool and information organizer
  • Inspiration Software Inc.
    Technology tools to aid learning, brainstorming and writing
  • Mindomo
    Visual tool to aid mind mapping, concept mapping, and outlining
  • Popplet
    Popplet is a tool for the iPad and web to capture and organize ideas.

AT Ideas for Reading

AT Ideas for Organization 

Robotics

  • Kinova Robotics
    As seen at the Annual Connect Conference, Washington D.C. 2015 and Orlando 2016! Jaco – a robotic arm for power wheelchair users. Mounts to the chair and uses the existing controller to operate the robotic arm with hand and fingers. GoWing – a power assisted arm support. Mounts to power wheel-chair and allows user to raise arm and reach out with fluid movement. Fully adjustable using push button controls.

 

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