Assistive Technology for Adults

What does Assistive Technology mean?

Assistive Technology Products can enable people with disabilities to accomplish daily living tasks,seniors phone call assist them in communication, education, work or recreation activities, in essence, help them achieve greater independence and enhance their quality of life. 

Assistive Technology (AT) can be as simple as a walker to make moving around easier or an amplified telephone for hearing impairment.  It could be something that makes getting dressed independently easier.  AT can be quite complicated as in a specially adapted van, voice activated equipment, or computers with special keyboards oraccessible van monitors.  In short, anything that helps a person with a disability to participate in daily activities is considered Assistive Technology. 

For some individuals, AT can make the difference between being able to live independently and having to get long-term or home-health care.  For others, assistive technology is critical to the ability to perform simple activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing. 

What are your needs?  An Assistive Technology Professional at ILR can do an assessment for you, and help you navigate through all the potential equipment available to suit your needs.