The Scott A. Mackler, MD, PhD, Assistive Technology Program
Assistive technology gives a person with ALS new and alternative means to stay active and continue to participate in everyday activities.
The Scott A. Mackler, MD, PhD, Assistive Technology Program provides people with ALS access to assistive technology devices and services that are often not covered by insurance policies. Additionally, the Program ensures that assistive technology services are an integral part of ALS clinics and centers certified by The ALS Association.
Through the program, people with ALS can borrow devices such as:
- Remote door chimes to call for help
- Environmental control units that offer hands-free access to televisions, CD players, cable boxes, etc.
- Rocket E-Books™ - an electronic device that allows you to read novels and published works
- Scanning telephones to promote independent phone use
- Dedicated communication devices that convey messages
- Computers with voice output and the ability to access the Internet
Assistive Technology Testimonial
Stephen Cronin, who has ALS, describes his tech hack for eye gaze devices, allowing others to share his screen.
BRIEF OUTLINE OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS
ASSISTIVE DEVICE DEMO: LETTERBOARDS
ASSISTIVE DEVICE DEMO: YES, NO, MAYBE
HOW PEOPLE WITH ALS CAN CALL FOR HELP
STAY CONNECTED DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
AUGMENTATIVE AND ASSISTIVE COMMUNICATION
WHEELCHAIR OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR EATING OR DRINKING
VOICE ACTIVATION FOR CELL PHONES
HOME MODIFICATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS
SMART TECHNOLOGY FOR HOME
VOICE AND MESSAGE BANKING OPTIONS
ASSISTIVE DEVICE DEMO: VOICE AMPLIFIER
ASSISTIVE DEVICE DEMO: LASER POINTERS
Alisa Brownlee, ATP, CLIPP, CAPS
Assistive Technology Specialist