Estimates suggest that the total population of individuals who are deaf-blind to be somewhere between 40,000 to upwards of 70,000. There is much variety in functional ability among those identified as deaf-blind. For example, some individuals may have enough vision to be able to move about in their environment and even read large print. Others may have enough hearing to recognize familiar...
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Since the dawn of civilization, humans have pursued better and better methods for finding our way in our world. From using the sun and the stars, to maps, to Global Positioning System (GPS) – a worldwide radio-navigation system using satellites and ground stations. Today, we have made profound advances that have forever changed the way we navigate in our physical world– or wayfinding as it is...
Assistive technology (AT) vendors – the “sellers” of your AT products – are an essential part of your AT support team. They may play an important role in the AT selection and purchase process. Read more:
Music is a force like no other. It has the power to soothe and relax; invigorate and inspire; comfort and heal. It is a poignant remedy for the soul and an expressive outlet for the heart. As American musician Billy Joel described, music is “an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by - no matter what culture we're from.” Through adapted musical instruments and...
We all love our assistive technology (AT) products that help us get around, work, play, learn –and, generally, enhance many aspects of our lives. But we all wish at times that some device feature was easier to use or didn’t break so often, or that the device could do more for us. Read more:
AbleData guide to provide you with insights into assistive technologies to help you with farming.
Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) typically happen without warning. They can occur to anyone at any age. Stroke or TBI affects each person in a unique way, resulting in different levels of impairment and different needs. Read more:
A guide to provide you with insights into products available for students with learning disabilities (LD) such as dyslexia (reading), dysgraphia (writing), and dyscalculia (math).
A guide to provide you with an overview of assistive technologies available to help you with housekeeping chores.
AbleData guide to assist you in finding out about wheeled mobility options and which one is right for you.
The advances in 3D printing are leading to exciting developments in many fields, including assistive technology (AT). We have heard about design companies and individuals creating prosthetic ears and hands, portable wheelchair ramps, fork holders, and even visual representations of mathematical concepts. The possibilities are almost limitless! Read our guide for more information.
AbleData guide on AT for veterans with disabilities.
AbleData fact sheet on AT to assist caregivers of older adults.
AbleData guide on assistive technologies to help parents with disabilities.
AbleData guide to assist you in figuring out how to make your own assistive technologies.
AbleData guide to assist you in understanding assistive technologies to help voters with disabilities.