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Products for Environmental Control and Activities of Daily Living

Assisitve Technology Products for Environmental Control

Browse the list of products and technologies below to find possible solutions to communication challenges. Join our Forum to dig deeper into a product, its features, ease of use, and applications. (Products listed in no specific order.)

RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION ON HOME MODIFICATIONS

Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know

A blog post with information on modifications to your home and potential costs.

Disability Remodeling - What is the Average Cost to Renovate?

Considerations when accommodating an individual with disabilities in your home.

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

Good suggestions for funding home improvements for disability access.

DISABILITY-SPECIFIC SUPPLIES FOR EMERGENCY KITS

A checklist for emergency preparedness.

HOUSING AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

A not-for-profit organization with experience in environmental accessibility.

HIGH TECH HOME MODIFICATIONS

An Occupational Therapist's recommendations for home modifications.

CARING HOME

Automatic stove turn-off devices.

ACCESSIBILITY PROFESSIONALS

Information on accessible bathrooms

CREATING ACCESSIBLE HOMES

HGTV offers tips on remodeling your home to meet the needs of a family member with disabilities.

BEST 25+ ACCESSIBLE HOME IDEAS

You'll find these ideas on Pinterest. Includes photos.

LIVE AT HOME - ACCESSIBLE HOME MODIFICATIONS

This site offers lots of great information including detailed specifications.

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE GOOGLE HOME

Google Home allows you to control lights, outlets, thermostats, and other household items using your voice. 

RENTAL HOUSING RIGHTS FOR DISABLED TENANTS

Under federal law, disabled tenants and prospective tenants with a disability have rights including the right to reasonable accommodations.

GRANTS FOR HOME-MODIFICATIONS: 16 RESOURCES FOR HOMEOWNERS WITH DISABILITIES

This article offers information on many of the available grants to fund home improvement modifications.

 

FUNDING HOME MODIFICATIONS

Information on funding resources for changes that improve the accessibility, adaptability, and/or universal design of a home.

RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADL)

WATI.ORG

A PDF of the Chapter on Activities for Daily Living from WATI (Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative).

DATI.ORG

AT Facts about ADL from DATI (Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative).

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IDEAS FOR AIDS TO DAILY LIVING

This list is created by Easter Seals Southwest Human Development AT Program. 

AT TO ENHANCE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING

Offered by Continue to Learn at the University of Iowa this article gives an overview of resources and tips.

AT FOR DAILY LIVING

ATSTAR (Assistive Technology: Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources) provides this overview of ADLs.

ABLEDATA

A searchable database of products for individuals with disabilities.

THE BLIND COOK

Blog post on how the Amazon Echo and Dot are making life easier for people who are blind.

TECHNOLOGIES TO PROMOTE ADLs AND INDEPENDENCE

Four panels of respondents talk about applications of technology in different areas of personal and community life.

COMPANIES

ACTIVE FOREVER

Dressing aids, medication management, kitchen aids and more.

ATTAINMENT COMPANY

Resources for individuals of all ages to learn independent living skills.

ASSISTIVETECH.NET

Devices and aids to help with daily living tasks.

ABLENET

Offers switches, communication aids, environmental controls, activities that help empower people with severe disabilities. 

ABLEWARE BY MADDAK

Maddak manufactures home healthcare products for seniors, people with disabilities and people recovering from injuries.

ENABLEMART

EnableMart offers AT for blindness, low vision, hearing loss, learning disorders and other disabilities.

BLUESKY DESIGNS

BlueSky Designs applies ergonomics and universal design to develop products that address the needs of people with and without disabilities.

ENABLING DEVICES

Products for Independent Living focusing on the needs of the adult disabled population.

INDEPENDENT LIVING AIDS, LLC

Offers  independent living aids for an active, independent life.

LEND-A-HAND

Lend-a-Hand helps promote additional arm support, leverage and strength while raking, painting or other day to day activities.

MEALTIME PARTNERS

A provider of hands-free dining and drinking equipment.

MAXIAIDS

Offers products to help people to enhance their vision, hearing, health and mobility with simple everyday inexpensive solutions.

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES INC

The AutonoME is an environmental control system for home or hospital to control bed, phone, lights, computer games and more.