Associations of Area Agencies on Aging: How They Can Help You

Nationally and at the state level, Associations of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) help seniors and adults with disabilities lead lives with dignity and choice in their homes and communities for as long as they can. But, how do AAAs accomplish this goal? Lesley Nesmith, AbleData’s Assistive Technology Specialist interviewed Sherri Smail from Iowa’s Association of Area Agencies on Aging (i4a) to find out more. Read highlights from their interview below.

Lesley: What are AAAs?

Advancements in Open Source Assistive Technologies

Open source software (OSS) positively impacts many large industries from healthcare to education—these effects are now being felt at the individual level as well. The speed of delivery and cost efficiency of OSS enables developers to provide multi-use, flexible and readily available software as opposed to proprietary options. OSS allows software developers to create assistive technologies using open source interfaces that directly improve the day-to-day lives of members of the special needs community or individuals who have physical disabilities.

Walk Aid Scooter


The Walk Aid Scooter is a lightweight, seated walking aid that is designed to take weight off lower extremities and thereby reduce back pressure.

So You Need an Accessible Vehicle. Where Do You Start?

Buying a new vehicle can be exciting, yet challenging – especially if you are buying your first conversion vehicle for yourself or a loved one with a mobility disability. Where do you start? AbleData’s Assistive Technology Specialist, Lesley Nesmith, spoke with Shelley Clark, a representative from a reputable mobility center, Total Mobility Services, to discover some helpful tips. Read highlights from their interview below.

Alimed Grip Utensils Set, Model 81424

Alimed Grip Utensils Set

Alimed Grip Utensils Set, Model 81424 are easy-to-grip utensils designed for use by individuals with fine motor and grasping disabilities associated with stroke, arthritis, traumatic brain injury and nerve injuries.  They feature textured handles.


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