ASSISTIVE AIDS, DEVICES, and SOFTWARE:


General Assistance Sites:

Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation, Inc. – (Not Associated with the MDA)
They provide wheelchairs, hospital beds, breathing machines, van lifts,
ramps for homes, communication devices, school and work advocacy and
even assist with funeral expenses.

http://www.mdff.org/

Invacare
http://www.invacare.com
Home Health Depot
Large line of products, especially wheelchairs and commodes
http://www.homehealthdepot.com/
Independent Living, Inc.
Online store of Aids for daily living and disability products
http://www.independentlivinginc.com/
Mail Order Medical Supplies (MOMS)
http://www2.momsup.com/moms/
My Medical Supplies.com
High quality healthcare products at affordable prices
http://www.mymedicalsupplies.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?
Comfort House
Hard to find items or innovative versions of the usual equipment.
http://www.comforthouse.com/comfort/index.html
Maddak, Inc. - Manufacturer of Aids for Daily Living
Complete line of adaptive products & equipment
http://www.maddak.com/
Sammons Preston
Full Line of Health Care and Rehabilitation Products
http://www.sammonspreston.com/
Enabling Devices
Dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to
help people with disabling conditions

http://www.enablingdevices.com/
MedQue - full service on-line source of specialty medical supplies
Complete line of medical and adaptive products
http://www.medque.com/
North Coast Medical, Inc.
Complete line of adaptive products
http://www.ncmedical.com/
Assistive Technology, Inc.
http://www.pvcdme.com/
The Boulevard - A healthcare site for the disabled by the disabled
Well organized links to hundreds of disability product websites
http://www.blvd.com/
Abledata – Database of over 19,000 assistive technology products
http://www.abledata.com/Site_2/search.htm


Communication Assistance and Support:

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
http://www.isaac-online.org/
Augmentative Communication, Inc. (ACI)
http://www.augcominc.com/
AAC-RERC
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement
http://www.aac-rerc.com/
Barkley Augmentative and Alternative Communication Centers
http://aac.unl.edu/

California State University at Northridge – Center on Disabilities
A very comprehensive list of technology-vendors for people with disabilities.
Compiled by the Center on Disabilities, California State University at Northridge

http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf2002/exhibits/exhList.htm

Communication Aid Manufacturers Association (CAMA)
http://www.aacproducts.org/
Gus Communications – Communication and Speech systems
http://www.gusinc.com/
DynaVox Systems
http://www.dynavoxsys.com/
Words-Plus, Inc.
Switches activated by virtually any kind of body motion.
http://www.words-plus.com/mnframe.htm
http://www.words-plus.com/
Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired, Inc. (CINI)
http://www.cini.org
E-triloquist – In Association with Jeff Pines’ Website
PC-based communication aid for a speech impaired person
http://www.etriloquist.com/
YSpeak and ZSpeak - A free computer program for the disabled
Designed to run on the Apple iBook laptop, but will also run
on most modern Macintosh Laptop, iMac, or Desktop computers

http://www.stazsoftware.com/YSpeak.htm
CHIPSpeaking Software - FREE SPEECH for the vocally disabled
http://www.chipspeaking.com
SecondGuess Software
They design and sell communication programs for disabled persons,
with a special emphasis on people suffering from Neuromuscular Disease.

http://www.secondguess.dk/
         
General FAQ on Assistive Technology: http://www.secondguess.dk/techfaq.html
Consultants for Communication Technology
Computer Assisted Augmentative Communication Systems for the Speech Impaired
http://www.concommtech.com/
ZYGO Industries, Inc.
Manufactures and distributes augmentative and assistive communication aids for the disabled
http://www.zygo-usa.com/index.html
         
Info Regarding the “LightWRITER” at:
         
http://www.zygo-usa.com/lighwrts.htm
Enkidu Research, Inc.
A line of communication aids with features that make it
an excellent option for ALS patients.

http://www.enkidu.net
Crestwood Communication Aids, Inc.
Communication Aids for the Neurologically Impaired
http://www.communicationaids.com/
Electronic Speech Enhancement, Inc.
“Speech Enhancer” Makes speech clearer electronically
http://www.speechenhancer.com/
Prentke Romich Company (PRC)
A worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of augmentative communication devices,
computer access products, and other assistive technology for people with severe disabilities

http://www.prentrom.com/index.html
AAC Institute (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
A not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the most effective
communication for people with severe speech impairment

http://aacinstitute.homestead.com/files/Index.html
ReadPlease.com
Free text-to-speech software
http://www.readplease.com/
ETRAN BOARDS for People with ALS
A Low-Tech Communication Device
http://userwww.sfsu.edu/%7Emcotts/etrans/etrans/etranshome.html


Computer Adaptive Devices, Software & Equipment:

Devices and Software to Aid ALS/MND patients
http://members.aol.com/DGGRIM/indexA1.html
Skeleton Key – On-Screen Keyboard Program
Developed by PALS Dov Wisebrod
http://www.catalaw.com/sk/
Click-N-Type – FREE On-Screen Virtual Keyboard Program
http://www.lakefolks.org/cnt/    OR
http://CNT.LakeFolks.com
Point-N-Click – FREE Stand-Alone On-Screen Virtual Mouse Program
http://www.polital.com/pnc/
Adaptive Switch Laboratories, Inc. (ASL)
Adaptive controls for mobility, communication, and computer access.
http://www.asl-inc.com/
MCTOS (Mind Controlled Tool Operating System) - Technos America, Ltd. LLC
Within the site there are Discussion groups pertaining to Holistic Care,
Quality of Life, and Adaptive Technology.

http://www.mctos.com
Brain Actuated Technologies, Inc.
http://www.brainfingers.com/
BioControl Systems (BCS)
Neural Interface Technology
http://www.biocontrol.com/index.htm
Computer Devices for the Disabled
http://www.t-works.co.jp
The Mouse List
A list of manufacturers of computer mice, trackballs, touchpads and
other adaptive or ergonomic pointing devices.

http://www.setbc.org/mouselist/
http://www.setbc.org/mouselist/mouselist.html
Touchtime
Adaptive equipment for foot control of mouse.
http://www.touchtime.com/
Origin Instrument Corporation – Head Mouse
http://www.orin.com/
MouseTool
Dwell mouse clicker
http://www.mousetool.com/

H.K. Eyecan, Ltd
Portable keyboard operated by eye movements.
Operates as a “stand-alone” device or a full 101 keyboard for either a PC or MAC.

http://www.eyecan.ca/
EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc.
Replaces the mouse by moving the cursor according to the user's eye movements
http://www.eyetechds.com/
Eyegaze Communication Systems
Eye movements control keys displayed on a computer monitor.
http://www.eyegaze.com/INDEXdis.htm OR
http://www.lctinc.com/doc/ecs.htm
Eye Control Technologies – “NaturalPoint” Device
Enables people with disabilities to control a computer’s cursor with simple head motions
http://www.naturalpoint.com/
The Dasher Project
The “Dasher Project” is an efficient FREE software Text-Entry System.
It works with any mouse, head mouse, eye-tracker, or touch-screen.
It also works on “Palmtop Computers”.

http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/

AbleNet, Inc.
AbleNet, Inc. manufactures and sells assistive technology – Switches,
Communication Aids, Environmental Control Units and more – which
helps develop skills, foster independence and encourage participation for
people with disabilities.

http://www.ablenetinc.com/

Webable – Internet Accessibility Options
http://www.webable.com/index.html

Dwyer Precision Products, Inc.
Nurse call systems requiring minimal strength, or breath pressure activated.
http://www.dwyerprecisionproducts.com/main.html


Wheel Chairs, Scooters & Vehicles:

Independent Living USA
List of website links for Wheelchair Manufacturers
http://www.ilusa.com/links/wheelchairs.htm
Power Wheelchairs – Permobile, Inc.
http://www.permobil.se/
Jazzy Electric Wheelchairs
Offering electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, and most other types of
mobility products at wholesale prices.

http://www.jazzy-electric-wheelchairs.com
Natural Access - All-terrain Wheelchair
http://www.natural-access.com/
http://www.lava.net/home/
Redman Power Wheel Chair
http://www.redmanpowerchair.com/
http://www.flash.net/~redman2/
Wheelchairjunkie.com
http://www.wheelchairjunkie.com/
Economy Medical
http://www.economymedical.com/index.html
Active Scooters
http://www.activescooters.com
Scooter Depot
http://www.scooterdepot.com/
Spinlife.com – Wheelchairs and Scooters
http://www.spinlife.com/home.cfm

Prairie View Industries (PVI) – Multifold Ramps
http://pviramps.com/multfld.html

MYDESC – Custom desk tops for wheel chairs
http://www.mydesc.com/

Freedom Motors
http://www.freedommotors.com/
Vantage Mobility International
http://www.vantagemobility.com/index.html
The Braun Corporation
http://www.braunlift.com/


Specific Assistance Sites:
(Bathing, Clothing, Eating, Lifts, Respiratory, Etc…)

R.D. Equipment, Inc - Tub Slide Shower Chair
http://www.rdequipment.com/
Clever Solutions, Inc. - Bath Transfer System
http://www.cleversolutions.net/easydoesit.html
USA Bidets
http://www.usabidet.com/
Lubidet – Transforms any toilet into a bidet
http://www.lubidet.com/

Anitavee's Adaptive Apparel
http://www.anitavee.com/
Professional Fit Clothing
http://www.professionalfit.com/
Rex Jack – Clothes for disabled people
http://www.rexjack.com/
The Senior Shop
http://www.theseniorshop.com/

Bruno Independent Living Aids – Stair Lifts
http://www.bruno.com/
Waverley Glen – Ceiling Lifts
http://www.waverleyglen.com/
The National Wheel-O-Vator Co. Inc.
http://www.wheelovator.com/
Elevators Etc.
http://www.elevatorsetc.com/Pages/Home.html
Remote Ability to Independence
http://disabilityexpo.com/frame.htm
http://disabilityexpo.com
Rand-Scot, Inc. – “EasyPivot” Transfer Machine
http://www.randscot.com/ OR
http://www.easypivot.com/
Sure Hands Systems
http://www.surehands.com/
The Sammons Preston Storefront
http://www.sammonspreston.com

The International Ventilator Users Network (IVUN)
It is a network of long-term ventilator users, respiratory health professionals,
and ventilator equipment manufacturers and distributors.

http://www.post-polio.org/ivun/
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
http://www.aarc.org/
Breethezy
http://www.breethezy.com/home.html
Respironics, Inc.
Ventilators, BiPAP, Cofflator and other respiratory supplies
http://www.respironics.com/
Advanced Respiratory (formerly American Biosystems, Inc.)
Manufacturers of “The Vest” Airway Clearance System
http://www.abivest.com/main.html
J.H. Emerson Co. - In-Exsufflator for assistance in coughing
http://www.jhemerson.com/index.htm

Woodware Designs - In-bed computer desks – free building plans
http://www.charm.net/~jriley/bed.html
Drink-Aide
Water bottle with a flexible, positional tube and clamp for wheelchair attachment
http://www.drinkaide.com/
Non Chew Cookbook
http://www.rof.net/yp/randyw/
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
http://www.loc.gov/nls/
Camelbak
Drinking device for hands-free use. 
http://www.camelbak.com
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI)
Specialty Beds and Air Mattresses
http://www.kci1.com/
The “Headmaster” Collar
Definitely the best Neck Brace on the market
Symmetric Designs LTD
2059 North End Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K-IC9 Canada
Phone: 1-800-537-1724
Fax: 1-250-537-1998
E-mail:
Symmetric@saltspring.com
http://www.symmetric-designs.com/
Safeguard Personal Alert System
A small credit card size unit - Battery Operated - Sends a distinct tone up to 100 feet.
Use indoors or outside. Completely wireless. No installation is required.
The receiver is portable and can be moved about.

To order call “SAFEGUARD” at:
1-201-840-5443

Tools for the Motor Disabled (Part of "Margit's Internet Corner" Web Site)
http://mic.iinet.net.au/vu OR
http://mic.iinet.net.au
The virtual keyboard and the joy-mouse are free for downloading on the Internet
for all patients who have trouble operating the computer with the existing programs.
Please E-mail Wolfgang At: 
mic@iinet.net.au
If you have any questions or problems regarding these 2 programs.

Wheels On The Internet – Disability Info
http://hometown.aol.com/SherrieSch/disability.html
Disability Net
http://www.disabilitynet.co.uk/
           
Useful International Addresses
           
http://www.disabilitynet.co.uk/classified/addressesint.html
Disable Hotline – Main Information Page
http://people.delphi.com/disable/disable2.htm


Mind and Spirit Resources:
The purpose of the following category is to provide resources for body, mind and
spirit that are useful in every day lives for those who face disabling or physical challenges.


Chemo Angels / ALS Angels
Laura Armstrong - Founder and Director
A volunteer group dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the
lives of those undergoing treatment for cancer or living with ALS
http://www.chemoangels.com/
         
ALS Angels At: http://www.chemoangels.com/new_page_4.htm
Daily Celebrations
http://www.dailycelebrations.com/asp/topicIndex/topicIndex.asp?checked=ok
Incredible People Magazine – Inspiration by People with Disabilities
Mark Reiman - Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief
Phone: 1-425-338-1393
Fax: 1-425-338-2833
http://www.incrediblepeople.com/
WeMedia Magazine
The Magazine is dedicated to those living with disabilities.
To Subscribe: Follow the Free Subscription link
http://wemedia.com/
Dream Life
Dreamlife is the premier online personal and professional development
network offering an extensive array of individualized coaching,
communities, courses, tools and interface with leading experts and peer support. 

http://www.dreamlife.com
Keep Hope Alive
http://www.execpc.com/~keephope/keephope.html
On Our Own Terms – Moyers On Dying – By Bill Moyers
http://www.thirteen.org/onourownterms/
The Artist Within - Greeting Cards by PALS Bill Hemsing
http://hometown.aol.com/artistwi/index.html
Art By Burris – Paintings by PALS George Burris Johnson
http://artbyburris.homestead.com/index.html
Anthea’s Web of Painting – Paintings and Poetry by PALS Anthea Joan Bussey
http://home.istar.ca/~anthea/
Marie-France Juteau - Paintings and Poetry by PALS Marie-France Juteau
http://community.webtv.net/mariefrancej/Addmusictoyourheart

“Learning to Fall” – An Inspirational Book by PALS Philip Simmons
Philip Simmons Ph. D.
P.O. Box 114
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
E-mail: 
homefarm@worldpath.net
To Order: www.learningtofall.com
Or Call: 1-888-795-4274 (During Business Hours, Eastern Time)

“Falcon’s Cry” – An Inspirational Book by PALS Michael Donnelly
http://www.falconscry.com/






                                                                  
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