Assistive (Enabling) Technology

Enabling Technologies Brief Videos

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What is Assistive Technology?

Understanding the differences between DME, environmental modifications and enabling technology. 


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Setting Yourself Up for Success with technology

Strategies for successful implementation and maintenance using enabling technologies. 


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cooking smart

Cooking safety is a journey for everyone. Here are some tips and resources to make it easier. 


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Medication Supports

Technology from basic alarms to devices that remind, organize and communicate out. 


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DDPC Assistive Technology Website Walkthrough

Review of resources that are available on the New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation website.


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Enabling Technology in Action

Steve transitions from a 24 hour setting to his own apartment.


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Tech Conversations with Family and Staff

Springbrook’s Hank Lobb shares his insight and experience with implementing technology into support.


Enabling Technology in Action: Click here to view several assistive technology tutorials, smart device accessibility tutorials and additional resources for enabling technology.


Assistive Technology:

Assistive Technology (AT) device is an item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals. Assistive technology service means a service that directly assists an individual in selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive device.

Mainstream Technology:

Technology devices such as tablets, SmartPhones, PDA and laptops, broadly categorized as mobile personal computing devices that be purchased in stores or on line. These devices should have hardware on the device that allows people to connect to the internet and install applications to customize the devices further for a particular need.

Assistive Technology Vendor Equipment:

Specialized equipment that can only be purchased through an AT vendor. Equipment such as; medication dispensing devices and telehealth units to name a few.


New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation Technology Info Center: Visit the New York Alliance website

Assistive Technology Industry Association: The ATIA is the global leader in assistive technology (AT) education and research and the premier organization for AT manufacturers, sellers and providers.

Coleman Institute: Their mission is to catalyze and integrate advances in science, engineering, and technology to promote the quality of life and independent living of people with cognitive disabilities. Declaration of The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access.

Consumer Technology Association: Innovation is born out of research and data. The consumer technology industry relies on CTA for cutting-edge market research and forward-looking industry standards.

New York State Assistive Technology (TRAID) Program: The TRAID Program’s mission is to coordinate statewide activities to increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology in the areas of education, employment, and community living and information technology/telecommunications.

The ARC Tech Toolbox: The Arc's Tech Toolbox™ is a place to find, share, rate and review technology for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).

University at Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology: The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) explores the functional utility of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services in support of persons with disabilities.


ATECH's Group Homes, Independent Living & Smart Assistive Technology Webinar Resources


Click on this link for the Full Recorded Webinar on YouTube: ATECH Group Homes, Independent Living & Smart Assistive Technology Webinar, April 2, 2020

Click on this link for the Issues Checklist: Issues Checklist and Considerations from ATECH Group Homes, Independent Living and Smart Assistive Technology Webinar

Click on this link for the Resources we discussed during the webinar: ATECH Assistive Technology Equipment Resources for Consideration During the COVID-19 Crisis & Beyond