Adaptive Technology and Techniques

Assistive Technology, provides many with abilities that might otherwise remain unrealized. Assistive technology can range from the simple (say, for example a rubber pad used to get a better grip to open a jar of honey) to the complex (devices that “read” brainwaves to type by thinking).

PACE is here to assist you:

  • Learn what is available, and what may be coming
  • Decide what equipment you can use
  • Try different options
  • Choose the one you like the best for your needs
  • Find a vendor if you need to purchase for permanent use
  • Locate Funding Options you are eligible for
  • Assist you in making application
  • Celebrate your new found INDEPENDENCE

Here are some technology options to think about…

General Technology

Visual Impairment

  • Liquid Level sensor
  • talking watches
  • bump/locator dots ZoomEx
  • CCTV (handheld and desktop)

Mobility Impairment

  • adapted utensils
  • wheelchair
  • crutches
  • canes
  • blocks of wood to raise a desk to wheelchair height
  • rope on door handle to make easy to pull closed from wheelchair

Single Handed

  • Stainless steel nail up through cutting board to pierce and hold food while slicing

Cognitive Impairment

  • Use of Color coding
  • Symbols
  • Pictures for organization
  • Audible, visual and tactile Ques to orient consumers to tasks/environments

Speech Involvement

  • Dynavox Systems
  • Communication Boards (pictures, words)
  • Recorded Answering Machine Messages
  • Email
  • Voicemail

Communication

Service Animals

Computer Accessibility