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What is Assistive Technology and how can it improve your ability to live independently? 

Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, system or related service that maintains or improves the functional capability of individuals with disabilities.


Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, system or related service that maintains or improves the functional capability of individuals with disabilities. AT can be beneficial to people of all ages with a variety of disabilities or special needs, both long-term and short term. AT could be considered ”tools for independence” to allow someone to live, work, learn or play more independently.


Easter Seals Resource and Technology Demonstration Center

Housed in our New Castle location, visitors can try hundreds of assistive devices on display and search through thousands of products in catalogs and DVDs that will help them maintain or improve independence and home safety. Come in for a tour! For more information, email resources@esdel.org or call (302) 221-2087. 

Click here to take a virtual tour of the center.

Click here for a downloadable flyer on the Resource and Technology Demonstration Center. (.pdf)

Low-Interest Loans for More Accessible Living

In collaboration with the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, our partnerships with lending institutions can help finance assistive technology for home, work, or even vehicle modifications, with lower interest loans. Our Case Manager will help guide you through the process. For more information, email resources@esdel.org or call (302) 221-2076. Click here for more information. (.pdf)

Workplace Accessibility
Assistive Technology

Are you someone with a disability who needs assistive technology to work more independently or more successfully? Through the Telework Program, our Case Manager will guide you through the process to apply for a lower interest loan to purchase the assistive technology you need. Check out our Telework Program here. (.pdf)

Seating Assessments: Comfort and Safety for Wheelchair Users

Proper fit of the wheelchair and seating components is essential for any mobility device. The correct wheelchair and seating system can increase independence, prevent skin breakdown and improve comfort. Easter Seals is one of only two providers who use computerized pressure mapping when skin breakdown is a concern. If you have wheelchair concerns, our seating assessment service may be the answer. Click here for more details. (.pdf) 

Communication Aids/Assessments: The ability to communicate is something we take for granted, until you no longer have it.

Speech generating devices can help someone who has a communication limitation, i.e. due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, cognitive impairments, etc. successfully communicate with others. Through our Augmentative Communications assessment service, various devices can be tried to determine what works best for the client. Click here for more details. (.pdf)

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Break down barriers and be sure we can include everyone.

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