What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
Assistive Technology (AT) is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices or software for people with disabilities. It includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using these devices and software.
Pencil grips, visual time timers, tablet stands, visual schedules, and communication boards made of cardboard.
Screen magnifiers, one/multiple message-generating devices, laser pointers, and adaptive computer accessories.
Computers, electronic tablets, voice recognition, text to speech, speech to text, iPad accessibility apps, communication programs, on-screen keyboards, touch screens, and screen readers.
DDA Partners with JDQ Systems Project 3Spheres of Recoprocity
3Spheres is a philosophy and model for healthy, optimal, and successful community engagement. They have developed ‘Aether’, an assistive robot designed to predict and report falls, signs of aggressive behaviour, and safety hazards. Aether has the potential to alleviate caregiver shortages and allow DDA staff to spend more quality time with clients.
Assistive Technology’s Benefits and Outcomes
• Supports individuals of all ages
• Provides opportunities for increased choice and independence
• Promotes confidence and develops self-esteem
• Enables success across different environments
• Removes barriers to community access, social engagement, and participation
• Provides tools for employment and educational opportunities
To learn more about how DDA is using assistive technology to support our clients, view the links below.
We have reviewed hundreds of apps and solutions to support our clients’ goals. You can access our most recent reviews through the links below.