With so many new products on the market, it’s important to know exactly what type of adaptive equipment or assistive technology you need so you can find a good match for your abilities, preferences and budget.
A poor match between technology and user more often than not leads to abandonment of the technology, and thus loss of the desired outcome. Information from Technology to Unlock Potential can help identify the right tool for the job.
The area of assistive technology has grown tremendously in recent years, and many manufacturers now provide a wide range of products and devices. It can be confusing; however, the Family Caregiver Alliance can help determine which products might be right for your loved one.
Assistive technology can help students with disabilities be fully included in the general education classroom or be a powerful intervention tool for young children before entering school. Learn more from the Iowa Department of Education.
The mission of the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services is to work for and with individuals who have disabilities to achieve their employment, independence and economic goals, including the use of adaptive equipment and assistive technology.
Great Plains ADA Center serves individuals, families and entities of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska with expertise on ADA federal, technical assistance, training and products that are effective and user friendly.