What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology for people who live in farming communities includes any kind of device, modification, or service that will help a person with a disability work and live more independently in the rural setting.

An assistive technology device is any item or piece of equipment used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities, allowing them to function independently in any setting including: recreation, education, employment and daily living.

Assistive technology enables a person with a disability to complete tasks within an agricultural setting. Examples of assistive technology include:

• Tractor seat with added back support

• Walking canes

• Extended tractor steps

• Tractor lift

• Turney seat

• Universal steps

• Wheelchair lift

• Speech recognition software