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.
4900 Waters Edge Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
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
2018 Assistive Technology Vendor Fair
Friday, October 5, 2018
McKimmon Conference Center
1101 Gorman Street