Assistive technology

Self-care and mobility

Spooking up wheelchairs for Hallowe’en

One Irish dad in Donegal has made the most incredible Hallowe’en costume for his son. by samedifference1 October 30, 2015 Oisin Roberts was seven when he first talked about wanting a Halloween costume that incorporated his … READ MORE

The plight of the disabled graduate

Many of the systems designed to help students with disabilities disappear after they complete their education. The shift from high school to college, or from higher education to the workforce, is harrowing enough, but for the 6 … READ MORE

The exoskeleton’s hidden burden

A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly. ReWalk Users in London. … READ MORE

Reciprocating gait orthosis, RGO

Tania van Twisk, RGO 2014 RGOs are often prescribed for individuals with paralysis due to spinal cord injury or conditions like post-polio syndrome. RGOs have been successfully used for children with spina bifida starting as young as … READ MORE

Apply for AADL benefits

Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness to pay for basic medical equipment and supplies. Services and information Approved vendors list Authorizers and vendors Find … READ MORE

AADL Authorizer and vendor information

Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness to pay for basic medical equipment and supplies. The AADL bulletin provides notices, updates and reminders to AADL providers, … READ MORE
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