assistive device

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assistive device

Public health Any device designed or adapted to help people with physical or emotional disorders to perform actions, tasks, and activities. See Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural barriers, Assistive technology.

as·sis·tive tech·nol·o·gy

(ă-sis'tiv tek-nol'ŏ-jē)
Any piece of equipment or device used to maintain or promote function in someone with a disability. Can range from low (e.g., walking stick) to high (e.g., computerized communication device).
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It's also important to do your homework before buying an assistive device.
Figure 1 Examples of Assistive Devices Feature Utility Keyboard Adaptations Adaptive devices and software improve use of the keyboard.
A wide range of assistive devices and workplace modifications which cater to the special needs of employees with disabilities at the workplace will be considered.
Another key component of WCAT activities involved the acquiring of a wide range of assistive devices kept on-site.
Request for proposal for Agreement for Performance of Work Identify opportunities for assistive devices service system development.
When making a determination as to whether an item qualifies as an assistive device, the carrier may ask how the item assists the person in performing a function of daily life.
According to Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulations, assistive devices that cannot be carried on board must receive priority stowage as checked baggage.
Medicaid may help you pay for an assistive device if it is associated with a specific medical need.
A large percentage of children reported not having had evaluations prior to receiving their assistive devices or the opportunity to purchase assistive devices on a credit plan.
Q: I recall reading of an assistive device to attach to the handle of a single-stage press such as an RCBS Rock Chucker, and I think it was an electric motor or it may have even been a foot-operated device.
Inability to walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, or other assistive device or without the assistance of another person.

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