Assistive Technology and Community Living
To live independently individuals may need some assistance. Flashing lights and loud alarms may help someone who is hard of hearing, while a timer that automatically turns off the stove may be an important safety feature for someone who has short term memory loss.
Assistive technology does not have to be expensive to be effective. WVATS helps individuals come up with low-cost, creative ideas so everyone can live in the place of their choice as independently as possible. Many assistive devices can be purchased at a local department or hardware store.
Whether it is a portable ramp or a talking pill bottle, WVATS has resources that can help those wanting to live independently and participate in their communities.
AT & Community Living Fact Sheets
- Major Federal Disability Laws at a Glance
- Affording a Home
- Assistive Technology Laws
- Budgeting for a Home
- Laws that Protect You
- Safety in the Home
- Everyone Can Serve Booklet
- Transition Through School and Into Life Booklet
AT & Community Living Videos