Jan 22, 2024
Assistive technology can help everyone, but it’s especially beneficial for people with disabilities or older adults. Without assistive technology, Kansas State University Extension specialist in adult development and aging, Erin Martinez, says people may feel excluded and isolated, which increases the impact and risk of disease, disability, and mental well-being. Because there are thousands of assistive technology devices that can be bought or made at home and people often don’t know where to start, Martinez has developed a fact sheet that covers the basics of assistive technology.
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