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Assistive Technology

Next STEP Meeting

August 24, 2018 12:00pm- 1:00pm

Assistive Technology

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

MSC 2804

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


Upcoming Event:

2018 Assistive Technology Vendor Fair

Friday, October 5, 2018

9:00am- 5:00pm

McKimmon Conference Center

1101 Gorman Street

Raleigh, NC


Earlier Event: July 27
Guided Meditation
Later Event: September 28
Adapted Yoga