Where Can I Find Guides for Assistive Technology?

Finding the right assistive technology (AT) to meet your needs can be a challenge. NARIC's collection includes more than 65 guides and factsheets developed during the AbleData project. Each information product includes an overview of the topic, general descriptions of types of assistive technology, and recommendations for where to find additional information or support to identify, purchase, or build the right AT solution for you. The links here will take you to a description of the guide, with a link to download the PDF. We've included a Spanish version for any available guides. All of these guides were produced between 2013 and 2020. You may also like the catalogue of AbleData's blog posts (PDF) featuring a variety of AT topics.

"Make your own" tech still works for many.

3D printing offers new dimensions for AT.

5 useful resources for caregivers of older adults.

AAC mobile apps for children with autism.

Adaptive strollers for children with disabilities.

Adaptive strollers for parents who use wheelchairs.

Apps for managing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Assistive technology (AT) for the would-be virtuoso who is blind or has low vision.

AT aids for dressing.

AT can help with common post-stroke/TBI challenges.

AT can help you manage diabetes.

AT for chefs who are blind or have low vision.

AT for drawing and painting.

AT for driving: Paving the way for smoother journeys.

AT for eating.

AT for gardening: Cultivating produce and flowers with mobility limitations.

AT for golf.

AT for hikers with a mobility or lower extremity disability.

AT for housekeeping.

AT for individuals who are deaf-blind.

AT for money.

AT for parenting with a disability.

AT for preventing falls.

AT for safe bathing.

AT for self-grooming.

AT for sensory processing disorder.

AT for sewing.

AT for students with learning disabilities in elementary school.

AT for swimming: Make a splash.

AT for toileting.

AT for video gaming.

AT helps farmers keep working.

AT information and resources for veterans with disabilities.

AT vendors: What you need to know.

AT weather gear.

Biofeedback AT for depression.

Caregiver's guide to AT for Alzheimer's disease. (Guía del cuidador sobre TA para la enfermedad de Alzheimer.)

Controlling your cursor with AT: Adapted computer mice.

Cycling with AT for adults with a mobility disability.

Donning and removing shoes with AT.

Equestrian AT.

Fidget AT.

Find the right channel: Communication aids for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Guide to walking aids: Cane, crutches, and walkers.

Guide to wheeled mobility: Manual wheelchairs, power chairs, and mobility scooters.

How AT can help you at play.

How AT can help you in the workplace.

How state AT programs can help you. (¿Cómo pueden ayudarlo los programas estatales de TA?.)

Is your AT considered durable medical equipment?.

Job accommodations and AT support workers with autoimmune diseases.


Smart home devices bring independence.

Socially assistive robots.

Switch AT.

Take a seat: Adaptive posture support seating and positioning chairs.

Take an active role in developing AT that works for you. (Tome un papel activo en desarrollando at que funciona para usted.)

The accessibility and mobile apps story.

The importance of standards in AT.

The past, present, and future of wearable AT.

Tips for choosing AT products for yourself.

Try AT products before you buy.

Voting success for people with disabilities.

Wayfinding AT for people who are blind, deaf, or have a cognitive disability.

What are your options to pay for assistive devices?.

Where do new AT devices come from?.

Working out with AT.