North Carolina Assitive Technology Program

North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP)

How can assistive technology help you?

Lynne Deese presented a variety of low, mid and high-tech devices that can be used to assist you in your daily activities.  Everything from a sock aides to an eye gaze systems.

 

NCATP has an office in Raleigh, NC. You can call to set up an appointment to have a  no cost tour of the facility and/or find out about technology that may be available to make your ADLs and work easier. This facility also offers equipment demonstrations, and short-term loans of equipment for home trial. 

NC ATP

4900 Waters Edge Drive

MSC 2804

Raleigh, NC 27606

(919)859-8362

Lynne.deese@dhhs.nc.gov

 

High Technology Devices - Voice Command Devices:

Amazons Alexa and Google Home:  These devices specifically increase one’s independence for accessing environmental controls (ie. turning on the lights, unlocking doors/garage doors, turning on the fan or entertainment center)

 Nuance - Dragon Naturally Speaking: – can assist with voice to text or voice to email.

Moderate Technology Devices:  

Mouth sticks/switches, big buttons, one handed key boards are all available to trial through NCATP.

Low Technology Devices:

Sock aide, Knork(Knife/Fork), Spork (Spoon/Fork), rocker knife, weighted utensils, plate guards, extended access stick

 

Upcoming Event:

2018 Assistive Technology Vendor Fair

Friday, October 5, 2018

9:00am- 5:00pm

McKimmon Conference Center

1101 Gorman Street

Raleigh, NC

RESOURCES:

http://www.ncatp.org

www.ncexchangepost.org