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Assistive Technology for Safety and Security

There are three types of products related to safety and security that may be of interest to people with disabilities:

  • Products that provide redundant alerts for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Products that allow people with various disabilities to signal for help
  • Products that provide assistance to people with cognitive disabilities

This article covers all three.

Redundant Alarms

Most alarm systems use a loud sound. People with hearing loss need a redundant signaling method that uses lights, vibration, or both, or may connect to a lamp that flashes when activated. These features are available on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, burglar alarms, and baby monitors; many can be found in home improvement stores or big box retailers.

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Making a Switch Toy


Instructions on how to convert a battery operated toy into a switch activated toy.

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Communication Assistive Technology for Early Intervention

Feb. 6, 2012
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The training covers various types of assistive technology used to support symbolic communication development, including very low tech.

This online training sponsored by UATP, was presented by Stacey Sessions, a Speech Language Pathologist at Utah State University working as a clinical supervisor and instructor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education. She works mainly with children and adults with severe communication impairments.

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Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers (3 hrs)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:00 AM Pacific, 9:00 AM Eastern

West Virginia's Birth to Three project sponsors this 3 hour training.

Research illustrates that infants and toddlers who use assistive technology early in their lives have increased skills and abilities to participate in the daily activities and routines of their families.

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Archived Webinar on AT for Infants and Toddlers (AT Network)

Assistive technology (AT) can do much to support diverse learners in the areas of communication, behavior, play and learning. This training is focused on giving participants an opportunity to learn about AT tools and learn strategies to create a preschool classroom or home environment designed to engage all learners, ages 0-5 years.

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Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers


A training presented on Thursday, January 19, 2012 by Debbie Drennan and Janet Nunez, Parents Helping Parents iTECH Center is called "From Velcro to…. Assistive Technology for Ages 0-5: Exploring the Potential"  Assistive technology (AT) can do much to support diverse learners in the areas of communication, behavior, play and learning.

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Toddler with Apraxia Asking for Cheese and Cracker using Ipad with Proloquo2Go and ASL


Description: Shows how a very young child easily and effectively can use a communication app on an iPad to make a request to his mother.

Length: 1:01 

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Captioned Version

There is a well captioned version of this video available on the universalsubtitles.org website.

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