Technology for living well
Canadians who have trouble with certain tasks and daily activities can find help through technology and occupational therapy. Experts M.J. Sherer and M. Stineman, define assitive technology as any device or product, either custom made or commercially available, which augments people's function or reduces an environmental barrier. Read more...
Real-life technology examples
Information and reviews
Gaining skills for the job of living requires the right "tools". In this section, we provide you with technical device reviews, books and Web resources to assist you in finding the right tools for you. We also invite you to send us any information about works for you!
Product postings do not imply endorsement by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
- Electric beds:
Recommendations based on users' satisfaction
Factors to consider when choosing electric beds
- Computer access:
Speech recognition software
Solutions for one-handed typists
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) - Putting technology in the palm of your hands
- Selecting a telephone for a person with a disability
- Personal response services
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- Quick Tips
- Technology for Living Well
- Tools for Living Well - Seniors Safety
- Stable, Able and Strong
- Have wheels will travel
- Electric Beds
- Choosing an Electric Bed
- Personal Digital Assistants
- Speech Recognition Software
- Solutions for 1-Handed Typists
- On-Screen Keyboards
- Phones for people with disabilities
- Personal Response Services
- OT Outcomes
- Book Reviews
- Finding an occupational therapist
- Paying for occupational therapy services
- Real-life examples
- Overview of How OT Works