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What is Assistive Technology?

The use of technology for individuals with special needs has widely grown in the past few decades and has since changed the way people with disabilities live, work, and learn. Individuals with special needs are unique and all have different areas in which they need assistance. The advancements in assistive technology, computer programs, software, and other technology tools, have helped individuals to become more independent, have more privacy, and enable care only when needed.

Assistive technology (AT) is defined as “any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve daily life. For example, touch screens and touch pads enable an individual to use a computer by simply touching a screen or pad with his/her finger. This often allows consumers who have fine motor problems, are nonverbal, or struggle with communication, in general, to express themselves without frustration.

Assistive Technology is not only computers and tablets but a wide variety of talking devices such as talking thermostats, to phones with large tactile buttons. Medication dispensers are one of our most popular products due to how convenient and helpful they are. Our Med Dispensers give not only consumers one less thing to worry about, but also caregivers and loved ones.

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