Handy Technological Assistance

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000333848.39299.52
Department: Resource Central

Many technological options now exist for people who have debilitating movement and coordination problems associated with neurological disorders like ALS, helping them function in a world increasingly bent on fast-paced communication. Below are some Web sites offering information and devices to help:

Catalogue of assistive technology: enablemart.com

ERICA: eyeresponse.com

Eyegaze tracking system: eyegaze.com

Guide to technology solutions: mymsmyway.com

iBot 4000: ibotnow.com

Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind Reader: knfbreader.com

LOMAK: lomakkeyboard.com

National Federation of the Blind: nfb.org

The Audeo: theaudeo.com

Windows: microsoft.com/enable/training/default.aspx

Windows database of assistive technology: microsoft.com/enable/at

©2008 American Academy of Neurology