“For people without disabilities technology makes things easier, for people with disabilities technology makes it possible.” ~unknown
Public Law (PL) 108-364 the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (2004) [defines] an assistive technology device [as]:
Any item, piece of equipment or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. (Cook & Hussey, 2008)
At LifeLong Assistive Technology I strive to help individuals be more independent by providing both low and high tech solutions. Assistive technology solutions are available in a wide variety of areas for varying needs. The Apple iPad®, for instance, provides the user with a multitude of accessibility features such as VoiceOver, Subtitles & Captioning, Guided Access, and Switch Control. There are also a plethora of apps available to aid for everything from vision or hearing difficulty to executive dysfunction. Software and hardware can help those having difficulty with academic tasks or computer access. For those seeking lower tech solutions, there are many aids for daily living available. Someone with arthritis may benefit from an aid for opening a jar or help with eating and dressing. Someone with hearing difficulty may benefit from TV amplification while someone with vision difficulty may benefit from handheld magnification. Contact me today for a consultation to determine how I can best meet your individual needs.
Stacy’s background as a teacher as well as her knowledge of devices makes learning seem effortless. ~Cindy