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='''Tools for Life: Demonstration Lab'''=
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='''Tools for Life: Demonstration Lab'''=  
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[[File:TFL Lab area 4.jpg|200px|thumb|tight|Picture of Demo Lab]]
  
 
The Assistive Technology Demonstration Lab is provided by Tools for Life under the mandate of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as Amended 2004 Title III, Section 4. This lab is to assist Georgians with disabilities to make an informed decision when selecting assistive technology devices appropriate to their needs in support of their ability to be independent in the area they choose, whether, work, school, independent living, or recreation.
 
The Assistive Technology Demonstration Lab is provided by Tools for Life under the mandate of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as Amended 2004 Title III, Section 4. This lab is to assist Georgians with disabilities to make an informed decision when selecting assistive technology devices appropriate to their needs in support of their ability to be independent in the area they choose, whether, work, school, independent living, or recreation.
  
During an assistive technology demonstration, you will learn more about general and specific features of AT solutions to see if they support your needs and assist you in performing specific tasks or goals. To arrange to have an assistive  technology demonstration, please contact Tools for Life at 1-800-497-8665 or email Martha Rust: Martha.Rust@gatfl.gatech.edu
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During an assistive technology demonstration, you will learn more about general and specific features of AT solutions to see if they support your needs and assist you in performing specific tasks or goals.
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX0AWLRPHm8 AMAC'S Assistive Technology Services]
  
='''Technology in the Tools for Life Demo Lab'''=
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='''Assistve Technology Highlighted in the Tools for Life Demo Lab'''=
  
 
The AT Demonstration Lab has many of the newest technologies. Some of the items you will find include:
 
The AT Demonstration Lab has many of the newest technologies. Some of the items you will find include:
  
*Aids or daily living [[File:phone.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Amplied Emergency Contact Phone]]  
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*'''Aids or daily living-''' Devices that enhance the capacity of people with disabilities to live independently, especially AT that assists with Instrumental and other Activities of Daily Living, (ADLs, IADLs) such as dressing, personal hygiene, bathing, home maintenance, cooking, eating, shopping and managing money [[File:phone.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Amplied Emergency Contact Phone]]
*Apps for:  
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**[http://www.harriscomm.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=19359 Geemarc Amplied Phone]
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**Playing Card Holder
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**Accessible plates and utensils
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**Talking Monthly Pill Reminder with Alarm
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**Talking thermometer
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**Adaptive Cooking Equipment
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**Automatic Feeder
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*'''Apps-''' Applications that can be downloaded onto mobile devices that can assist with a disability
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**There are many apps listed in our [http://www.gatfl.gatech.edu/favorite-search.php TFL AppFinder]
 
**audiobooks
 
**audiobooks
 
**communication  
 
**communication  
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**environmental controls
 
**environmental controls
 
**hearing
 
**hearing
**learning disabilities [[File:Fingerworks.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Fingerworks Keyboard]]
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**learning disabilities [[File:Fingerworks.jpg|200px|thumb|right[[File:Example.jpg]]|Fingerworks Keyboard]]
 
**organization
 
**organization
 
**readers
 
**readers
 
**vision
 
**vision
**and many more
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*'''Communication-''' Products designed to assist with speaking and face-to-face communication for individuals with speech disabilities
*Communication
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**[http://www.mayer-johnson.com/nsearch/?keywords=gotalk&s_kwcid=TC|16135|go%20talk||S|e|15520380184&gclid=CPfB77iui7YCFQrNnAodaioA3w Go Talks]
**Go Talks
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**[http://saltillo.com/products/nova-chat-7 Nova Chat]
**Nova Chat
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**Communication Apps
 
**Communication Apps
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***[http://www.assistiveware.com/product/proloquo2go Proloquo2go]
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***[http://touchchatapp.com/ TouchChat]
 
**Low Tech Communication Devices
 
**Low Tech Communication Devices
*Mobile devices [[File:magnifier.jpg|200px|thumb|tight|Magnifer and iPod Touch]]
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*'''Mobile devices-''' Products designed to be mobile and on the go [[File:magnifier.jpg|200px|thumb|tight|Magnifer and iPod Touch]]
**Android Tablets  
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**Android Tablets
**iPads (including the iPad 4 and 2 and mini iPad)
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***[http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-tab/all-products Samsung Galaxy]
**iPods touches
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***[http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Consumers/xoom-android-tablet/us-en/techspecs.html XOOM]
**Surface Tablets
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**[http://www.apple.com/ipad/ iPads] (including the iPad 4 and 2 and mini iPad)
*Variety of keyboards
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**[http://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/ iPods touches]
*Software to assist with learning disabilities, vision loss, and other disabilities
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**[http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US?WT.mc_id=cpc_US-en_google_mshh&WT.search=1&semid=ef_GGL_e_2z73cw630c0t14veq3o2_15674721909&WT.search=1 Surface Tablets]
*Many types of switches
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*'''Variety of keyboards-''' Hardware and software products that enable people with disabilities to access, interact with, and use computers
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**[http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.maclife.com/files/u220903/Fingerworks-2_380px.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.maclife.com/article/news/fingerworkscom_pulled_eve_apple_tablet&h=264&w=380&sz=28&tbnid=PYYeb4lgawLAiM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=126&zoom=1&usg=__f_Ma-JtPWQ16DgSyFTjMXaCYbxY=&docid=_YecjHHUJHA1rM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gLVJUci2CIaE8ATIjIDYBQ&sqi=2&ved=0CEYQ9QEwBQ&dur=81 Fingerworks Keyboard]
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**[https://www.schooloutfitters.com/catalog/product_info/pfam_id/PFAM12367/products_id/PRO30667 Vision Board]
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**[http://orbitouch.com/ orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard]
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*'''Vision Aids-''' Products designed to assist with vision
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**Large Print address book
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**Magnifiers
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**Devices that talk
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**Video Magnifiers
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**Transformer
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*'''Aids for Hearing'''- Products designed to assist with hearing
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**[http://www.interpretype.com/ Interpretype]
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**vibrating alarms
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**PocketTalker
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*'''Software to assist with learning disabilities, vision loss, and other disabilities-''' Products specifically designed for these disabilities
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**[http://www.claroread.com/ ClaroRead]
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**[http://www.donjohnston.com/products/cowriter/index.html Co-Writer]
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**[http://www.gingersoftware.com/ Ginger Software]
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**[http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/ LiveScribe Pen]
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**[http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ Microsoft Accessibility Features]
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**[http://www.texthelp.com/ TextHelp]
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**Eyegaze System
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*'''Many types of switches-''' Products that allow individuals to work devices and software
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**[http://www.inclusivetlc.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?psid=364 APPlicator Switch Interface]
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**[http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/product/240 Big Red Switch]
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='''How to Schedule an Appointment'''=
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To arrange to have an assistive technology demonstration, please contact Tools for Life at 1-800-497-8665 or email Martha Rust: [mailto:Martha.Rust@gatfl.gatech.edu Martha.Rust@gatfl.gatech.edu] or [mailto:info@gatfl.org info@gatfl.org]

Latest revision as of 10:20, 8 January 2014

Tools for Life: Demonstration Lab

Picture of Demo Lab

The Assistive Technology Demonstration Lab is provided by Tools for Life under the mandate of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as Amended 2004 Title III, Section 4. This lab is to assist Georgians with disabilities to make an informed decision when selecting assistive technology devices appropriate to their needs in support of their ability to be independent in the area they choose, whether, work, school, independent living, or recreation.

During an assistive technology demonstration, you will learn more about general and specific features of AT solutions to see if they support your needs and assist you in performing specific tasks or goals.


Assistve Technology Highlighted in the Tools for Life Demo Lab

The AT Demonstration Lab has many of the newest technologies. Some of the items you will find include:

  • Aids or daily living- Devices that enhance the capacity of people with disabilities to live independently, especially AT that assists with Instrumental and other Activities of Daily Living, (ADLs, IADLs) such as dressing, personal hygiene, bathing, home maintenance, cooking, eating, shopping and managing money
    Amplied Emergency Contact Phone
    • Geemarc Amplied Phone
    • Playing Card Holder
    • Accessible plates and utensils
    • Talking Monthly Pill Reminder with Alarm
    • Talking thermometer
    • Adaptive Cooking Equipment
    • Automatic Feeder
  • Apps- Applications that can be downloaded onto mobile devices that can assist with a disability
    • There are many apps listed in our TFL AppFinder
    • audiobooks
    • communication
    • cognitive disabilities
    • e-books
    • environmental controls
    • hearing
    • learning disabilities
      Fingerworks Keyboard
    • organization
    • readers
    • vision
  • Communication- Products designed to assist with speaking and face-to-face communication for individuals with speech disabilities
  • Mobile devices- Products designed to be mobile and on the go
    Magnifer and iPod Touch
  • Variety of keyboards- Hardware and software products that enable people with disabilities to access, interact with, and use computers
  • Vision Aids- Products designed to assist with vision
    • Large Print address book
    • Magnifiers
    • Devices that talk
    • Video Magnifiers
    • Transformer
  • Aids for Hearing- Products designed to assist with hearing
  • Software to assist with learning disabilities, vision loss, and other disabilities- Products specifically designed for these disabilities
  • Many types of switches- Products that allow individuals to work devices and software

How to Schedule an Appointment

To arrange to have an assistive technology demonstration, please contact Tools for Life at 1-800-497-8665 or email Martha Rust: Martha.Rust@gatfl.gatech.edu or info@gatfl.org