Guide to Assistive Technology


Assistive technology is any service or tool that helps the elderly or disabled do the activities they have always done but must now do differently. These tools are also sometimes called “adaptive devices.” This guide provides information on different assistive technologies. 


  • What is Assistive Technology?
  • What are the Benefits of Assistive Technology?
  • How can I Tell if Assistive Technology is Right for Me?
  • How can I Pay for Assistive Technology? 
  • Where can I Learn more about Assistive Technology?
Link to Tool: 
Assistive Technology
Contact Person/Organization: 

US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 

Understanding Assistive Technology: Simply Said