Next STEP Meeting
August 24, 2018 12:00pm- 1:00pm
Presented by: Lynne Deese from 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 aide to an eye gaze.
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. 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 switches, big buttons
NCATP also has one handed key boards available to trial.
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