assistive technology

Foot controls open doors for computer access

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Alyssa Quintero
Augie Nieto’s large trackball mouse helps him communicate extensively with family, friends and colleagues.

A chat with digital painter Michael Bougher

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
Michael Bougher of Benicia, Calif., received a diagnosis of ALS in July 1998, and is completely paralyzed from the neck down. A former project control systems designer and project manager for Telstar, Bougher was a self-proclaimed workaholic before...

People with ALS share personal experiences with life-enhancing devices

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
The production of assistive technology (AT) devices and vast technological advances, particularly in communication, have enabled people with ALS to enjoy greater independence, maintain relationships, and contribute to the workplace and the community. Here’s a look at how computer technology and...

Paying for assistive technology: Make alternative financing work for you

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
It's never too early to start obtaining assistive technology (AT) equipment and services. Realistic financial planning can make time your ally and reduce frustration when it comes to purchasing pricey equipment that can enhance your quality of life. When Robert Wolf of Ambler, Pa., received a...
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 19:38, By: Freelance
Before I was diagnosed with ALS in 1985, I’d already decided I would never want to live if living meant being paralyzed and on a ventilator.

Assistive technology is still emerging

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Other
Like those of other fields of technology, followers of the assistive technology industry can now anticipate annual unveilings of new products. Several assistive items that can have an impact on quality of life were launched at recent, turn...