Icon of a person using a wheelchair in action Assistive Technology


If you have a disability, assistive technology can help you live in the home you want to live in, go to work, participate in school, play, communicate, be active in the community, and become more independent.

In this topic you will learn:

  • What assistive technology is and why it’s important,
  • Ways to fund your assistive technology,
  • Important definitions of benefits that can help pay for assistive technology,
  • Funding resources, and
  • Advocacy organizations that can help.
Two men who are little people stand next to a red all terrain vehicle.
For these brothers, an all-terrain vehicle makes it possible to get around the farm.

At the end of this topic, you will have the opportunity to see what you have learned and think about how you plan to use your new knowledge. Complete the quiz on the Let’s Review page to earn your Assistive Technology Badge.

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Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management

This topic corresponds with Chapter 8: Assistive Technology in the book Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management. Learn more about Cents and Sensibility.