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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.
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX0AWLRPHm8 AMAC'S Assistive Technology Services]
 
*[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:
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**Playing Card Holder
 
**Playing Card Holder
 
**Accessible plates and utensils
 
**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
 
*'''Apps-''' Applications that can be downloaded onto mobile devices that can assist with a disability  
 
*'''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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**readers
 
**readers
 
**vision
 
**vision
**and many more listed in our [http://www.gatfl.gatech.edu/favorite-search.php TFL AppFinder]
 
 
*'''Communication-''' Products designed to assist with speaking and face-to-face communication for individuals with speech disabilities
 
*'''Communication-''' Products designed to assist with speaking and face-to-face communication for individuals with speech disabilities
 
**[http://www.mayer-johnson.com/nsearch/?keywords=gotalk&s_kwcid=TC|16135|go%20talk||S|e|15520380184&gclid=CPfB77iui7YCFQrNnAodaioA3w Go Talks]
 
**[http://www.mayer-johnson.com/nsearch/?keywords=gotalk&s_kwcid=TC|16135|go%20talk||S|e|15520380184&gclid=CPfB77iui7YCFQrNnAodaioA3w Go Talks]
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**Devices that talk
 
**Devices that talk
 
**Video Magnifiers
 
**Video Magnifiers
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**Transformer
 
*'''Aids for Hearing'''- Products designed to assist with hearing
 
*'''Aids for Hearing'''- Products designed to assist with hearing
 
**[http://www.interpretype.com/ Interpretype]
 
**[http://www.interpretype.com/ Interpretype]
 
**vibrating alarms
 
**vibrating alarms
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**PocketTalker
 
*'''Software to assist with learning disabilities, vision loss, and other disabilities-''' Products specifically designed for these disabilities
 
*'''Software to assist with learning disabilities, vision loss, and other disabilities-''' Products specifically designed for these disabilities
 
**[http://www.claroread.com/ ClaroRead]
 
**[http://www.claroread.com/ ClaroRead]
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**[http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ Microsoft Accessibility Features]
 
**[http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ Microsoft Accessibility Features]
 
**[http://www.texthelp.com/ TextHelp]
 
**[http://www.texthelp.com/ TextHelp]
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**Eyegaze System
 
*'''Many types of switches-''' Products that allow individuals to work devices and software  
 
*'''Many types of switches-''' Products that allow individuals to work devices and software  
 
**[http://www.inclusivetlc.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?psid=364 APPlicator Switch Interface]
 
**[http://www.inclusivetlc.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?psid=364 APPlicator Switch Interface]
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='''How to Schedule an Appointment'''=
 
='''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
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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