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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 persons with disabilities and older adults.


The River Valley Regional Commission/Area Agency on Aging has a technology lab in our offices in Columbus and will soon have one located in Americus.  Interested persons are invited to make an appointment to visit the lab to see the variety of technology available as well as to try it out.  Please call us at 1-800-615-4379 to set up an appointment. 




What are some types of assistive devices & how are they used?


Some examples of Assistive Technologies are:

  • 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.                                        
  • Hearing aids can improve hearing ability in persons with hearing problems.
  • Cognitive assistance, including computer or electrical assistive devices, can help people function following brain injury.


  • 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.


  • Closed captioning allows people with hearing impairments to enjoy movies and television programs.


  • Lightweight, high-performance wheelchairs have been designed for organized sports, such as basketball, tennis, and racing.


  • 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.



Assistive Technology Catalog


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




Medication and Health 



Transferring Bathing and Dressing 

Vision and Hearing 


 **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. *




Click on the websites below that offer additional AT resources:


Daily Living Aids:



High Quality Caregiver Products



Arthritis Products:



Mobility Aids:



Quality Exercise Aids:



Walk-in Tubs:



Medical Alert Systems:



Georgia's Assistive Technology and Funding Guide  


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




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.





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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.



AAA does not recommend or endorse any of the products or services described in this website, or the equipment or suppliers whose information is provided.



AAA 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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