|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.
Home Health Depot
Large line of products, especially wheelchairs and commodes
Independent Living, Inc.
Online store of Aids for daily living and disability products
Mail Order Medical Supplies (MOMS)
My Medical Supplies.com
High quality healthcare products at affordable prices
Hard to find items or innovative versions of the usual equipment.
Maddak, Inc. - Manufacturer of Aids for Daily Living
Complete line of adaptive products & equipment
Full Line of Health Care and Rehabilitation Products
Dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to
help people with disabling conditions
MedQue - full service on-line source of specialty medical supplies
Complete line of medical and adaptive products
North Coast Medical, Inc.
Complete line of adaptive products
Assistive Technology, Inc.
The Boulevard - A healthcare site for the disabled by the disabled
Well organized links to hundreds of disability product websites
Abledata – Database of over 19,000 assistive technology products
Communication Assistance and Support:
International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
Augmentative Communication, Inc. (ACI)
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement
Barkley Augmentative and Alternative Communication Centers
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
Communication Aid Manufacturers Association (CAMA)
Gus Communications – Communication and Speech systems
Switches activated by virtually any kind of body motion.
Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired, Inc. (CINI)
E-triloquist – In Association with Jeff Pines’ Website
PC-based communication aid for a speech impaired person
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
CHIPSpeaking Software - FREE SPEECH for the vocally disabled
They design and sell communication programs for disabled persons,
with a special emphasis on people suffering from Neuromuscular Disease.
General FAQ on Assistive Technology: http://www.secondguess.dk/techfaq.html
Consultants for Communication Technology
Computer Assisted Augmentative Communication Systems for the Speech Impaired
ZYGO Industries, Inc.
Manufactures and distributes augmentative and assistive communication aids for the disabled
Info Regarding the “LightWRITER” at:
Enkidu Research, Inc.
A line of communication aids with features that make it
an excellent option for ALS patients.
Crestwood Communication Aids, Inc.
Communication Aids for the Neurologically Impaired
Electronic Speech Enhancement, Inc.
“Speech Enhancer” Makes speech clearer electronically
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
AAC Institute (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
A not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the most effective
communication for people with severe speech impairment
Free text-to-speech software
ETRAN BOARDS for People with ALS
A Low-Tech Communication Device
Computer Adaptive Devices, Software & Equipment:
Devices and Software to Aid ALS/MND patients
Skeleton Key – On-Screen Keyboard Program
Developed by PALS Dov Wisebrod
Click-N-Type – FREE On-Screen Virtual Keyboard Program
Point-N-Click – FREE Stand-Alone On-Screen Virtual Mouse Program
Adaptive Switch Laboratories, Inc. (ASL)
Adaptive controls for mobility, communication, and computer access.
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.
Brain Actuated Technologies, Inc.
BioControl Systems (BCS)
Neural Interface Technology
Computer Devices for the Disabled
The Mouse List
A list of manufacturers of computer mice, trackballs, touchpads and
other adaptive or ergonomic pointing devices.
Adaptive equipment for foot control of mouse.
Origin Instrument Corporation – Head Mouse
Dwell mouse clicker
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.
EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc.
Replaces the mouse by moving the cursor according to the user's eye movements
Eyegaze Communication Systems
Eye movements control keys displayed on a computer monitor.
Eye Control Technologies – “NaturalPoint” Device
Enables people with disabilities to control a computer’s cursor with simple head motions
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”.
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.
Webable – Internet Accessibility Options
Dwyer Precision Products, Inc.
Nurse call systems requiring minimal strength, or breath pressure activated.
Wheel Chairs, Scooters & Vehicles:
Independent Living USA
List of website links for Wheelchair Manufacturers
Power Wheelchairs – Permobile, Inc.
Jazzy Electric Wheelchairs
Offering electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, and most other types of
mobility products at wholesale prices.
Natural Access - All-terrain Wheelchair
Redman Power Wheel Chair
Spinlife.com – Wheelchairs and Scooters
Prairie View Industries (PVI) – Multifold Ramps
MYDESC – Custom desk tops for wheel chairs
Vantage Mobility International
The Braun Corporation
Specific Assistance Sites:
(Bathing, Clothing, Eating, Lifts, Respiratory, Etc…)
R.D. Equipment, Inc - Tub Slide Shower Chair
Clever Solutions, Inc. - Bath Transfer System
Lubidet – Transforms any toilet into a bidet
Anitavee's Adaptive Apparel
Professional Fit Clothing
Rex Jack – Clothes for disabled people
The Senior Shop
Bruno Independent Living Aids – Stair Lifts
Waverley Glen – Ceiling Lifts
The National Wheel-O-Vator Co. Inc.
Remote Ability to Independence
Rand-Scot, Inc. – “EasyPivot” Transfer Machine
Sure Hands Systems
The Sammons Preston Storefront
The International Ventilator Users Network (IVUN)
It is a network of long-term ventilator users, respiratory health professionals,
and ventilator equipment manufacturers and distributors.
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
Ventilators, BiPAP, Cofflator and other respiratory supplies
Advanced Respiratory (formerly American Biosystems, Inc.)
Manufacturers of “The Vest” Airway Clearance System
J.H. Emerson Co. - In-Exsufflator for assistance in coughing
Woodware Designs - In-bed computer desks – free building plans
Water bottle with a flexible, positional tube and clamp for wheelchair attachment
Non Chew Cookbook
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Drinking device for hands-free use.
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI)
Specialty Beds and Air Mattresses
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
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)
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: email@example.com
If you have any questions or problems regarding these 2 programs.
Wheels On The Internet – Disability Info
Useful International Addresses
Disable Hotline – Main Information Page
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
ALS Angels At: http://www.chemoangels.com/new_page_4.htm
Incredible People Magazine – Inspiration by People with Disabilities
Mark Reiman - Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief
The Magazine is dedicated to those living with disabilities.
To Subscribe: Follow the Free Subscription link
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.
Keep Hope Alive
On Our Own Terms – Moyers On Dying – By Bill Moyers
The Artist Within - Greeting Cards by PALS Bill Hemsing
Art By Burris – Paintings by PALS George Burris Johnson
Anthea’s Web of Painting – Paintings and Poetry by PALS Anthea Joan Bussey
Marie-France Juteau - Paintings and Poetry by PALS Marie-France Juteau
“Learning to Fall” – An Inspirational Book by PALS Philip Simmons
Philip Simmons Ph. D.
P.O. Box 114
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
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
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