Assistive Technology Lab

The River Valley Area Agency on Aging has technology labs in our offices in Columbus and Americus. You are encouraged to make an appointment to visit our lab to see the variety of technology available and to try it out. Please call us at 1-800-615-4379 to set up an appointment. 

Come try out assistive devices and see how are they used at our Labs

Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a person with disabilities and older adults.

Some examples of Assistive Technologies available to test in our labs:

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People with physical disabilities that affect movement can use mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, prosthetic devices, and orthotic devices, to enhance their mobility.      
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Hearing aids can improve hearing ability in persons with hearing problems.
   
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Cognitive assistance, including computer or electrical assistive devices, can help people function following brain injury.
   
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Computer software and hardware, such as voice recognition programs, screen readers, and screen enlargement applications, help people with mobility and sensory impairments use computer technology.
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Closed captioning allows people with hearing impairments to enjoy movies and television programs.
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Lightweight, high-performance wheelchairs have been designed for organized sports, such as basketball, tennis, and racing.
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Many types of devices help people with disabilities perform such tasks as cooking, dressing, and grooming. Kitchen implements are available with large, cushioned grips to help people with weakness or arthritis in their hands. Medication dispensers with alarms can help people remember to take their medicine on time. People who use wheelchairs for mobility can use extendable reaching devices to reach items on shelves.

Please call us at 1-800-615-4379 to speak to one of our counselors who can assist you with information about how Assistive Technology can help you or a loved one be more independent.

Assistive Technology Catalog

Click on the links below to view/download various products available for purchase:

 **Please note that the list of Assistive Technology is updated frequently as new items to assist are introduced** 
*Prices listed are based on prices at the time the resource was found and may vary based on company, quantity, and size. *

Georgia’s Assistive Technology and Funding Guide 

Get more detailed information on Financial Educational Service Resources from the Credit-Able Program at Tools for Life.

The River Valley Area Agency on Aging has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this website. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. River Valley Area Agency on Aging does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information provided.

No warranties, promises and/or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, are given as to the nature, standard, accuracy of the information provided in this website, nor to the suitability of the information to your particular circumstances.

River Valley Area Agency on Aging does not recommend or endorse any of the products or services described in this website, or the equipment or suppliers whose information is provided.

River Valley Area Agency on Aging is a service of River Valley Regional Commission public agency of the State of Georgia created and existing pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sections 50 – 8 – 30, et seq.

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