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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

  • WisdomKing.com

    Physical Therapy equipment and supplies 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.

  • Jill's Resources

    PPMD FACES Coordinator has assembled helpful links for families 

  • 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

  • Tobi ATI

    Eye-tracking devices for speech, tablet & computer accessibility

  • 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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