Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming apply now

Global Resource Navigation

Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW
Menu

Contact Us

University of Wyoming Extension

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5124

Email: uwext@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window) Find us on YouTube (Link opens a new window) Find us on Pinterest (Link opens a new window)

Publications

University of Wyoming Extension

 

Publications - Details

Solutions for Living: Innovative Devices for Continued Independence cover

Solutions for Living: Innovative Devices for Continued Independence

PDF

Publication #: B-1228
Date Published: 08/17/2011

Publication Author(s):
Randolph Weigel
Mary Fick Monteith

Description:
An estimated 54 million Americans have some level of disabilityabout 21 percent of the total population. More than 50 percent of those disabled Americans are in their working years, from 18-64. In the last U.S. Census, 77,000 Wyoming citizens, or 17.1 percent of the states population, self-reported some type of disability. Today, individuals with disability can turn to assistive technology (AT) for help in continuing to perform basic tasks independently. This independence may be all it takes to help the individual in a work and/or home setting. AT is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, customized, or homemade, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. AT devices may be inexpensive and used for a specific task, such as taking medication, or they may be cutting-edge devices that can be used in a variety of settings.


Printing Problems? If your pdf is printing with odd characters, save the file to your computer. Open the file with Adobe Reader. The file should now print correctly. If you are still having problems, please, contact us at Publications Support or call (307) 766-2115.

Need Further Assistance? Contact Publications Support or call (307) 766-2115.


Share This Page:

Contact Us

University of Wyoming Extension

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5124

Email: glen@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window) Find us on YouTube (Link opens a new window) Find us on Pinterest (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Instagram Icon Facebook Icon

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Accessibility information icon