Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology are devices that help people with disabilities with learning, independence, mobility, communication, environmental control and choice.  For a person who does not communicate by speaking, a small computer with voice output can allow them to communicate verbally with other people.  Someone who cannot use a manual wheelchair might be able to use an electric wheelchair.

 

Assistive technology can also be things like bigger or different switches for lights and electrical appliances, a computer to help with homework or note taking, and electric door locks.

 

There are many different innovative hi and lo-tech devices that can help people with disabilities live more independently in the community.  For more information, you can contact The Michigan Assistive Technology Project, run through the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition at 800-760-4600, or visit them online at www.copower.org.

 

 

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