At DRAIL, we refer to any device that helps you live independently as assistive technology (AT) – AT “assists” you to do something. Any adaptive or assistive device qualifies as AT. There are both high tech and low tech devices.
High tech devices include wheelchairs (powered and manual), electronic magnifiers, vehicle modifications, talking devices and many others.
Low tech devices include specialized utensils, grab bars, shower chairs, walkers, large print reading materials, magnifiers and reaching tools.
Assistive Technology Advocates are available to assist individuals with disabilities in assessing and acquiring devices needed to increase their independence. AT Advocates research information about a wide range of AT topics and devices. They assist with inquires about AT, identify outside resources for technology and locate funding for the devices.