Assistive Technology

Mobile Apps

*Use of these apps are at your own risk.

 

Accessibility / Mobility

It's Accessible (Apple) - Find and share places (bars, restaurants, parking, etc.) that are accessible for individuals with mobility difficulties

 

Seeing AI App from Microsoft (Apple) -  Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text, and objects. 

 

Wheelmap  (web app) - Online map to search, find and mark wheelchair-accessible places

 

Epilepsy / Seizure

EpDetect (Android)

TrackIt Seizure Log (Apple)

 

Medication Management

Carezone (Apple / Android)

My Medications (Apple)

My PillBox (Android)

Pillboxie (Apple)

 

Miscellaneous

About My Day (Apple) - Journaling for caregivers about an individual they provide care for

AutoVerbal Pro Talking Soundboard (Apple) - Text to speech for nonverbal individuals

 
 

Websites 

AbleDataA comprehensive database about information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease life’s tasks. 

 

Accessible Technology Action Steps: A Guide for Employers - Looking for a roadmap to ensure that the technology in your workplace is accessible to all employees and job applicants? You've come to the right place! Whether you're just getting started on accessible technology or looking for more advanced guidance, PEAT offers resources that can help.

 

Appy Autism - intended for people with ASD, their families and all professionals that work with these people, offering a selection of the best applications for Windows and Mac computers and for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices as well as a powerful search engine to locate the apps that best suit to everyone.

 

Assistive Technology XChange - The AT Xchange is designed to facilitate transactions between residents of Michigan exchanging, donating, or selling used assistive technology.

 

Alt+Shift is a collaborative & impact-focused organization with the goal of advancing 3 ideas. 1) The belief that every student is capable of learning and thriving within his/her educational environment. 2)Educator skills, knowledge and drive to improve learning. 3)Partnerships to co-construct systems at all levels to benefit students.

 

Augsberg College - They have curated an excellent list of assistive technology that is all free or low cost.

 

Auxiliary Aids and Services – US Department of Education’s resource for obligations under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act for higher education.

 

Center on Technology and Disability – Involving Teens and Young Adults in Selecting Assistive Technology – This resource may assist your teen or young adult better understand, advocate for, and use assistive technology.

 

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

 

The Department of Justice Accessible Technology section for ADA.gov, its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web site, to further assist covered entities and people with disabilities to understand how the ADA applies to certain technologies, such as Web sites, electronic book readers, online courses, and point-of-sale devices.  Covered entities have longstanding obligations to make their programs, goods, services, and activities accessible—including those they provide online or via other technology.

 

iCanConnect - the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), provides free access to distance communication technologies to people with significant combined hearing and vision loss who meet federal income guidelines.

 

Leading to employment - Learn how Assistive Technology (AT) can follow people with disabilities from secondary school to post-secondary education, vocational rehabilitation and employment. LEADing to Employment Information Briefs provide a summary on topics useful to people with disabilities who are pursuing employment and economic advancement.

 

Making Cognitive Connections – technology training to help those with cognitive challenges. The MCC is a comprehensive website that teaches the basic steps necessary to use a smart device. At the same time, it points out the cognitive skills needed to do each step. Focusing on the cognitive skills required to use the device—and then having users apply those same skills to their everyday lives—makes this approach practical, concrete, relevant, and transferable.

 

Medline Plus - Boost your health knowledge by playing these interactive health games.

 

Michigan Assistive Technology Service (MATP) –  this directory is focused on assistive technology resources in the state of Michigan.

 

United Cerebral Palsy – Assistive Technology - Each state has a federally-mandated AT program. These programs were set up to provide technology related assistance to people with disabilities. They will have information about low cost computers, loan programs, AT evaluations and more.