U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Assistive Devices

FAQs - AbleData: Assistive Technology Information

Find answers to questions about assistive technology products, rehabilitation equipment, and AbleData's services to disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

Review Date: February 19, 2013


Adaptive Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities

If you require adaptive devices for your motor vehicle, this information can help you evaluate your needs, select the right vehicle, and avoid costly mistakes when purchasing and modifying a vehicle with adaptive equipment.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

Assistive Technology for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children with Disabilities- (PDF)

Research shows that assistive technology (AT) can help young children with disabilities to learn developmental skills. The right type of assistive technology can improve a child’s ability to communicate and may help reduce some negative behaviors.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Alliance National Parent Technical Assistance Center

Assistive Technology Products

Find information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available to assist people with disabilities.

Review Date: February 01, 2013


Buying a Computer

Here are some guidelines and tips for shopping for a new computer if you are blind or visually impaired. These tips are tailored toward people who will be using assistive technology on their computers.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

American Foundation for the Blind

Computer Aids

Learn about devices that make computers more "low vision" friendly.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Low Vision Center

Devices to Help Low Vision

Find information about low vision aids, including magnifiers, reading machines with voice output, and absorptive lenses.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

Macular Degeneration Partnership

Facts About Telecommunications Relay Services and National 711

This site offers an overview of telecommunications relay services (TRS) including a discussion of the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) and 711 access instructions.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

FAQ - National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Get answers to common questions about the free, talking-book program and other services for visually and physically handicapped individuals who cannot use printed library materials.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - NLS
Library of Congress

Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids and Personal Assistive Technology

Learn about financial assistance that is available to those who need hearing aids and other personal assistive technology.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Hearing Loss Association of America

Financial Assistance for Prostheses and Other Assistive Devices

Find organizations that provide financial assistance to individuals unable to afford costs related to prosthetic fitting and durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, ramps, and other adaptive equipment.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Amputee Coalition of America

Funding Assistive Technology and Accommodations

Learn about the options available for paying for assistive technology, equipment, and accommodations needed to perform job tasks for people with disabilities.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

Educational Institution — Click the resource link above to learn more

Hearing Loss Treatment

People with hearing loss delay treatment may be unaware that receiving early treatment for hearing loss can transform their lives. Learn how hearing aids, assistive listening devices, hearing loss treatment professionals and counselors can offer you help.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Better Hearing Institute

Informed Consumer Guide to Accessible Housing

For people with disabilities, a dwelling must be fully accessible to become a home. Learn about accessible housing and the types of products that are available to achieve accessibility.

Review Date: February 11, 2013


Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss- (PDF)

This site provides information for parents of children with hearing loss, including helpful information and resources, background on early intervention, the use of technology and other support available to children and their families.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

Clearinghouse on Disability Information, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Organization Gateway: Disability Organizations and Resource Centers

Many of NICHCY’s visitors are looking to connect with organizations specializing in a particular disability or topic. Here, you can connect with many national disability organizations and information resource centers.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Supplier Directory for Durable Medical Equipment

The purpose of this tool is to provide contact information for suppliers that offer services or products under the Medicare program. Enter your zip code to begin searching for suppliers of hospital beds, portable oxygen, wheelchairs, canes, blood glucose monitors, and more.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

What Are Assistive Listening Devices or ALDs?

Learn what assistive listening devices are and how these devices can be used with or without a hearing aid to improve the daily communication challenges faced by the hard-of-hearing.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Who Can Benefit from Assistive Technology?

Learn about technology products that can help people who are visually impaired live safe, independent, and productive lives.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Lighthouse International

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