Assistive Technology Catalog Directory

There are thousands of catalogs made available by manufacturers and suppliers to promote and sell every conceivable product. Some are available only in hard copy and reach a very specialized audience while others are available on the Web and are accessible to everyone. Some catalogs have a significant following who anticipate their arrival in the mail such as the gardener awaiting a Spring seed catalogue or the outdoors person looking forward to the next L.L. Bean catalog. Catalogs are also a wonderful source of information on commercially available products that have the potential of being utilized as assistive technology for farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers with disabilities. In some cases the products are clearly promoted as aids for persons with arthritis, weak knees, visual impairments, bad backs or limited mobility. In other cases, a little imagination is needed to see the potential applications and the manufacturers may have never even considered that their products have the potential of making a person with a disability a little more independent.

To assist visitors to the AgrAbility website in becoming more familiar with catalogs as problem solving tools, a description of several catalogs, some that might be unfamiliar to many, and examples of products they contain that have potential application to persons with disabilities are being provided. Hopefully, some of these resources will provide a few “Ah Ha” moments and avoid the need to reinvent the wheel.

The National AgrAbility Project makes no claims about the safety, applicability, or reliability of any of the products identified. These ideas are presented to assist in developing workable assistive technology solutions and may require modifications or evaluation by trained professionals prior to adoption.

If you happen upon a catalogue that you find useful in identifying new forms of assistive technology, please let us know about it.

Agri Supply Company

P.O. Box 239
Micro, NC 27555-0239

Contact info: 1-800-345-0169

Retail stores: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia

Product types: farm supplies, hand and power tools, lawn and garden supplies, mower parts, farm machinery replacement parts, cooking and construction

Sample products:

  • Gator Sun Blocker Cover – protects driver and passenger for Gator vehicles
  • Quick HitchQuick Hitch – heavy duty steal hitch with lift arm
  • Integrated Suspension and Swivel Seat – adjustable tractor seat with armrests and seat back and 180 degree swivel

Background: Started as a family owned business in 1962.




297 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Contact info: 1-800-225-2610

Product types: medical and ergonomic products, infection control, emergency preparedness, rehabilitation products and speech products

Sample products:

  • EZ Edge Threshold Ramps – Wheelchair ramp, customized to fit your needs
  • Transfer Boards – sliding disk reduces friction when moving from a surface to a wheelchair
  • Proflex 4000 – wrist support to stabilize and limit movement. Fully adjustable for and exact fit and comfortable wear
  • Portable Sit/Stand Stool – allows workers to work in an upright position and adjusts for workers of different sizes
  • Chairmaster Chairmaster – heavy duty, fully adjustable chair, helps you to efficiently orient to any task
  • Heavy-Duty Sit/Stand – Rock-solid stability with a comfortable seat. Durable tilting seat can be set to float or locked in position



Aqua Creek Products

8 Sandra Court
Newbury, CA 91320


Contact info: 1-800-634-4351

Product types: Commercial, residential, medical products that provide access to the pool and spa for the disabled

Sample products:

  • The Revolution Lift – provides access to above and in ground pools. Comes with a seat and foot rest that can be lowered into the pool by a mechanical arm

Background: After a fall that resulted in a spinal cord injury, Don Krebs found it impossible to do some of the things he used to love. Realizing that he might not be the only one in this situation, he started Access to Recreation, Inc in 1987. The company is now recognized as the leader in the Adaptive Recreation market.


Ben Meadows Company

PO Box 5277
Janesville, WI 53547-5277


Contact info: 1-800-241-6401 (phone)
1-800-628-2068 (fax)

Product types: Serving outdoor professionals: forestry supplies, surveying equipment, wild land fire fighting, safety equipment, wildlife observation, clothing and footwear

  • Sample products:
    ADA Picnic Tables and Side access picnic tables – allow those in wheelchairs to access picnic tables
  • Shock Absorbing Lanyard Shock Absorbing Lanyard—fall protecting lanyard that allows up to a 6 foot. When 600 lbs of force is exerted the lanyard will engage to stop the fall

Background: Founded as a company to supply foresters and engineers since 1956. They were purchased by Lab Safety Supply Inc in 2001.



P.O. Box 14770
Milwaukee, WI 53214-9833


Contact info: 1-800-558-9966 (phone)
1-800-336-1331 (fax)

Product types: industrial supplies, including storage, material handling, maintenance and janitorial, warehouse, packing and shipping supplies, office and school furniture

Sample products:

  • Collapsible Pallet/Carousel Stand Collapsible Pallet/Carousel Stand – All-welded stand moves around on 4 rotating wheels and moves up and down with heavy-duty springs.

Background: C&H Distributors started in 1937 as the C&H Electric Company, changed focus to commercial and industrial equipment in the 1940’s. Now shipping over 40,000 items from 3 locations.


Conney Safety

3202 Latham Dr
P.O. Box 44190
Madison, WI 53713


Contact info: 1-800-356-9100

Retail stores: Madison, WI

Product types: first aid, protective and safety clothing, ergonomics, traffic safety, janitorial supplies, signs and labels, gas detection

Sample products:

  • Construction Harness Construction Harness – provides safety from falling while working in precarious positions

Custom Marketing Company, LLC

1126 West Main Ave.
West Fargo, ND 58078-1311


Contact info: 1-800-359-1785

Product types: Innovative farming operation products

Sample products:

  • Grain Level MonitoringGrain Level Monitoring – a level indicator on the bin wall shows bright yellow when bin material reaches the desired level
  • Electric Roll Tarp System – with just the flip of a switch you can open or close the tarp on a trailer or truck

Background: After a fall that resulted in a spinal cord injury, Don Krebs found it impossible to do some of the things he used to love. Realizing that he might not be the only one in this situation, he started Access to Recreation, Inc in 1987. The company is now recognized as the leader in the Adaptive Recreation market.


Disability Work Tools

Disability Work Tools
12152 Cascade Road
Lowell, MI 49331


Contact info: 1-888-354-3289

Product types: Hundreds of tools for workers facing functional impairments. Product categories include Tractors & Self Propelled Equipment, Material Handling, Outdoor Mobility, Pickup Trucks & ATV’s, Shops & Tools & Buildings, Lawn & Garden, Fruits & Vegetables, Woodlots, Firewood & Heating, Livestock & Pets, Health & Safety.

Sample products:

  • Powerhorse Wheelchair DriverPowerhorse Wheelchair Driver – transports wheelchair and rider over rough terrain. Gives greater mobility to do those everyday tasks around the home, business or farm.
  • Added Tractor Steps – make climbing to the operator’s station less of a strain for the farmer’s body.

Background: The mission of Disability Work Tools (DWT) is to make adaptive tools readily available so people can independently perform hands-on tasks in spite of injury, aging or disabling condition. They try to motivate active people to be productive by using tools that improve efficiency and minimize physical pain. They challenge people to use foresight, selecting the best tools for the job, so they can work longer and feel better.


Duluth Trading Co.

8300 Highland Dr.
Wausau, WI 54401


Contact info: 1-800-505-8888

Product types: quality tools and tool accessories to make any job more convenient

Sample products:

  • Knee Pads Knee Pads – comfortable knee pads with Orthopedic style attachment for best mobility
  • Rolling Tool Organizer – with 52 pockets and a crate, tools are easily transported by rolling the organizer much like a suitcase.

Background: The mission of Disability Work Tools (DWT) is to make adaptive tools readily available so people can independently perform hands-on tasks in spite of injury, aging or disabling condition. They try to motivate active people to be productive by using tools that improve efficiency and minimize physical pain. They challenge people to use foresight, selecting the best tools for the job, so they can work longer and feel better.


Enabling Devices

50 Broadway
Hawthorne, NY 10532


Contact info: 1-800-832-8697

Product types: specially adapted toys, mobility devices, computer aids, autism products, communicators

Sample products:

  • Toy Kit for Visually Impaired Child – comes with various games like Tic Tac Toe and Connect Four specifically tailored toward children with visual impairment
  • Somatosensory Tubes – perfect for developing grasping skills, localizing sound and teaching cause and effect. The tubes include glowing lights and soothing vibrations

Background: Enabling Devices is a company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions. Founded by Steven E. Kanor, Ph.D. and originally known as Toys for Special Children, the company has been creating innovative communicators, toys and switches for the physically challenged for more than 30 years.


Facility Savers

One Pork Avenue
Tipton, PA 16684


Contact info: 1-800-468-4647

Product types: innovative products for facility safety, cleanliness, and enhancement

Sample products:

  • Anti-Fatigue Mat Anti-Fatigue Mat –Safety mat allows for one to work precarious jobs without slipping and reduces stress on knees and hips

Background: Facility Savers is a subsidiary of the New Pig Corporation. For over 20 years, New Pig Corporation has been dedicated to providing products to keep the workplace clean, attractive and safe, which is exemplified in the Facility Savers product line.




Contact info: 1-800-327-6835 (phone)
1-800-457-8887 (fax)

Retail stores: 1440 Field of Dreams Way
Dyersville, IA 52040

Product types: ag supplies, farm buildings, animal feeding, cooling and watering equip, animal barns, commercial greenhouses, building materials

Sample products:

  • Little Giant Muck CartLittle Giant Muck Cart – multi-purpose cart comes with a large tub to use make transportation easy for any small job
  • Folding Garden Kneeler – convenient hand grips make lowering down and getting back up easy. Bench raises and lowers for maximum usage

Background: founded in 1979, a division of Engineering Services & Products Company


Ford Mobility Motoring Program


Contact info: 1-800-952-2248

Product types: products that improve access to motor vehicles

Sample products:

  • Seat AssistSeat Assist – from Daylight Technologies Inc., the seat assist helps the individual get in and out of chairs independently
  • Vehicle Hand Control – available at Handicaps Inc, this device controls the operation of the accelerator, brakes, headlight dimmer and the horn in vans or trucks

Background: The Ford Mobility Program provides subsidization for adding disability access to Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. The program works with variety of vehicle accessibility suppliers.


Forestry Suppliers

205 West Rankin St
P.O. Box 8397
Jackson, MS 39284-8397


Contact info: 1-800-647-5368

Product types: quality products for the forestry, environmental science, surveying/engineering, horticulture, grounds maintenance, educational professionals

Sample products:

  • Blue Ox Log Hauler Blue Ox Log Hauler – five-to-one leverage allows large logs of up to 600 lbs to be moved with ease
  • Felcotronic 800 Rechargeable Pruner – battery powered pruner cuts small branches with the pull of a trigger

Background: Founded in 1949 by Jim Craig in Mississippi and incorporated as Forestry Suppliers in 1952. Now a direct mail company with over 100,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in Jackson, MS


Gardener’s Supply Company

128 Intervale Rd
Burlington, VT 05401


Contact info: 1-800-427-3363

Retail stores: Burlington, VT and Williston, VT

Product types: Gardening, Yard and Landscaping, Pots and Planters

Sample products:

  • Upside Down Tomato GrowerUpside Down Tomato Grower – allows for growing tomatoes with ease by eliminating the need for weeding
  • Hard-Working Carts – specially designed for gardeners, the cart makes easy work of hauling gardening supplies

Background: Employee owned company founded in 1983 by Vermont gardeners

Interesting facts: They have a 3 acre display garden at their Burlington, Vermont location.



P.O. Box 1499
Burnsville, MN 55337-0499


Contact info: 1-800-685-4845

Product types: Unusual household/workplace items, novelties

Sample products:

  • 600 pound capacity trailer dolly to move loaded trailers around with less effort
  • Super Grip – bath handle with suction cups, could be used on any smooth surface
  • Pail Pal – opener for 5 gallon plastic pails

Lee Valley Tools Ltd.

P.O. Box 1780
Ogdendsburg, N.Y. 13669-6780


Contact info: 1-800-871-8158 (phone)

Product types: commercial grade supplies: shop, landscaping, livestock and agriculture, safety, pest management, tires and work wear

Sample products:

  • Steerable Rolling Seat – the rolling seat has four wide pneumatic tires that move easily through soil without sinking which provides aid in gardening or other tasks
  • Ergonomic Hand Tools – gardening tools cleverly designed to fit hand movement, making them easier to grip, especially for arthritic hands.
  • Rolling Sprayer – a wheeled tank that has a sprayer with a 6 foot hose and inflation valve so no pumping is necessary


PO Box 44993
Madison, WI 53744


Contact info: 1-800-382-8473 (phone)
1-800-551-1128 (fax)

Product types: commercial grade supplies: shop, landscaping, livestock and agriculture, safety, pest management, tires and work wear

Sample products:

  • Boot Jack—for ankle fit boots or when help is needed getting boots off
  • Metal Ratchet Pruner—ratcheting action requires minimal hand strength to cut up to 1″
  • Muck Truck – versatile powered wheelbarrow
  • Long-Length Shovel – extra-long shovel is 8″ longer than the standard shovel. Reduces bending and strain on the back
  • D.O.T. Reacher – super-strong reacher easily picks up trash and other objects for sanitary and convenient clean-up

Background: Started in 1939 as a tire company in Monroe, Wisconsin. Mail order and catalog sales began in the 1980’s and has grown to now offering over 28,000 items

Interesting facts: William Gempler was an award winning Limburger cheesemaker who worked for Montgomery Ward before starting his own tire shop in the 1930’s


Grizzly Industrial, Inc


Contact info: 1-800-523-4777 (phone)
1-800-438-5901 (fax)
Retail stores: Bellingham, WA
Springfield, MO
Muncy, PA

Product types: woodworking, metalworking

Sample products:

  • Shop Stool with Backrest—adjustable from 23 to 32″ high, with a built-in circular footrest and low backrest.
  • Chain Hoist—hoist can be mounted to a fixed point of moveable trolley system. Can be used in locations where power is not available
  • Aluminum Folding RampTrailer Dolly – useful for moving light trailers of up to 600 lbs around tight spaces and short distances
  • Aluminum Folding Ramp – 11 3/8″ x 96″ ramp primarily used for loading motorcycles

Background: Grizzly Industrial®, Inc. was started in 1983 by Shiraz Balolia as an alternative for anyone looking for quality machines at an affordable price. Employing over 350 people nationwide and headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, Grizzly also has offices in Taiwan and China.

Interesting facts: The president of Grizzly Inc builds guitars


Harbor Freight Tools

3491 Mission Oaks Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93011-6010


Contact info: 1-800-423-2567 (phone)
1-800-905-5220 (fax)

Retail stores: multiple locations across US

Product types: discount tools of all types (air tools, hand tools, metalworking, woodworking, welding)

Sample products:

  • Towable Ride-On TrencherTowable Ride-On Trencher – digs down to 7 feet and puts an end to back-breaking work
  • Electric Hoists – remote controlled hoist can lift up to 440 lbs. Perfect for automotive and maintenance

Independent Living Aids

200 Robbins Lane
Jericho, NY 11753


Contact info: 1-800-537-2118

Product types: low vision aids, Braille, medical supplies, hearing products, health care

Sample products:

  • Talking watch – announces the time in a clear lady’s voice with alarms and date announcement
  • Trekker Pro – PDA and GPS system for the Blind and visually impaired and helps people find their way in urban and rural areas

Background: Independent Living Aids, LLC is the oldest privately-held, mail-order company in the United States of products for individuals who are visually impaired or blind. They have also expanded their product line for deaf and hard-of-hearing customers, with the acquisition of SoundBytes.


K&M Manufacturing

308 NW 2 nd Street

PO Box 409
Renville, MN 56284


Contact info: 1-800-328-1752

Product types: tractor seats, supplies, safety equipment

Sample products:

  • Safety Step Kit – self-applied grit and base kit to make steps or other surfaces safer to walk on


One Lehman Circle
P.O. Box 270
Kidron, OH 44636


Contact info: 877-438-5346

Product types: Back to the basic products for simpler, more self-sufficient life styles. Tools and products for gardening, canning, making flour, bread, cheese and cider, caring for livestock, heating with wood and lighting with candles and oil lamps.

Sample products:

  • Retractable clothesline, wind-up emergency flashlights and radio, easier to use wood splitters, firewood haler, low effort gardening tools, single-blade hand cultivator, and apple peeler

Background: Provides a large assortment of non-electric products that are widely used in the Old Order Amish community.


Maddak Inc. (AbleWare)

6 Industrial Road
Pequannock, NJ 07440


Contact info: 973-628-7600

Product types: convenience products for seniors, disability and rehab.

Sample products:

  • Wheelchair Transfer Seat – provides an extended platform to help wheelchair users transfer to and from the toilet seat
  • AbleRise Bed Assist – bed assists with pockets provide support for getting in and out of bed. Can be used for reposition and turning in bed

Background: For the past 30 years, Maddak has remained a family owned and operated business. Maddak has been recognized as the largest supplier of Aids for Daily Living. Their main goal is to enable people to remain active and to maximize their independence.


Miller Nurseries

5060 West lake Rd.
Canandaigua, NY 14424-8904


Contact info: 1-800-836-9630

Product types: All types of nursery stock and orchard supplies

Sample products:

  • Fruit trees for growing in patio planters, dwarf fruit trees, lightweight trombone sprayer, half-barred patio tubs, fruit pickers

Background: Miller’s Nursery has been in the nursery business since 1936.


Nasco Farm & Ranch Catalog


Contact info: 1-800-558-9595

Retail stores: Fort Atkinson, WI
Modesto, CA

Product types: Livestock supplies: animal health, dairy supplies, fencing equipment, goat equipment, hog equipment, horse essentials, pets, poultry equipment, testing equipment, vet supplies, water equipment

Sample products:

  • EZ Gate opener (2)EZ Gate opener EZ Gate opener—gate opener with an adjustable closing feature, low voltage installation
  • Fruit harvester—allows user to reach approximately 14 feet. Vinyl coated, wire basket with a foam rubber cushion to protect fruit from bruising
  • Extension Pruner—long-reach pruner helps in accessing hard to reach small branches

Background: Nasco and Stone Manufacturing have been producing and providing products through their catalogs since 1941.


Northern Tool & Equipment


Contact info: 1-800-556-7885

Retail stores: 65 locations: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, N. Carolina, N. Dakota, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin

Product types: Air tools, auto repair, engines, hand tools, farm and acreage, welding, power tools, heaters & stoves

Sample products:

  • Tailgate LadderTailgate Ladder – swings into position for easier access to truck bed
  • Automatic Garage Door Closer—closes door automatically when user forgets with settable time from 2 to 20 minutes
  • Truck Storage Drawers – stores tools nicely in the bed of a truck next to the right or left wheel

Background: Founded in 1980, World Headquarters located in Burnsville MN


QC Supply

PO Box 581
Schuyler, NE 68661


Contact info: 1-800-433-6340

Product types: supplies, tools, accessories, clothing

Sample products:

  • Electric WinchElectric winches
  • Bin level indicators
  • Insulated gloves
  • Remote viewing security systems
  • Job specific carts








Also see: Gillis QC Supply: Poultry & Game Bird Equipment Catalog


Rifton Equipment

PO Box 260
Rifton NY 12471-0260


Contact info: 1-800-571-8198

Product types: adapted products: Mobility, hygiene, chair and seating support products

Sample products

  • MultiDesk – The perfect desk for a child. The desk wraps around the child and is wheelchair accessible. Legs allow for adjusting the height of the desk

Background: Rifton began in 1977 as an offshoot of Community Playthings, a leading manufacturer of furniture and equipment for early childhood settings. When company designers paid a neighborly visit to a Connecticut home for children with disabilities, a therapist asked if they could custom-build a chair for one of their residents.

In the next months similar requests trickled in, and before long designers and workers at Community Playthings were dreaming about an entirely different and new line of equipment. And so Rifton Equipment began.


Safety Tubs

1100 Ave S
Grand Prairie, TX 75050


Contact info: 1-877-304-2800

Product types: walk-in tubs, safe tubs, convenience

Sample products:

  • Acrylic Walk-in Tub – this tub allows for easy walk in and comes with a bench to sit on

Sammons Preston/ Patterson Medical


Contact info: 1-800-323-5547

Product types: rehabilitation, assistive and splinting products, exercise equipment, wheelchairs, aids to daily living

Sample products:

  • Amputee CushionAmputee Cushion – 9″ wheelchair cushion for leg amputees that helps support the amputated limb
  • Adaptable ABC Chair – helps provide a stable seating position for children for everyday activities, at school, or in the home. Rests on four, fully rotating wheels.


8374 North 4000 East Rd.
Manteno, IL 60950


Contact info: 1-800-377-7414

Product types: tools, shop equipment, accessories

Sample products:

  • Magnetic Finger Magnetic Finger – glove slips on your finger and turns it into a powerful magnet for picking things up or starting fasteners in tight places.
  • Auto Darkening Welding HelmetAuto Darkening Welding Helmet – Lightweight helmet has lens that provides variable shade control with adjustable sensitivity and delay controls.


1660 South M-13
Lennon, MI 48449


Contact info: 1-800-234-3280

Product types: replacement parts and supplies for older farm tractors

Sample products:

  • Replacement seat cushions for all makes and models
  • Backrests for older tractors
  • Replacement seat springs
  • Seat shock absorbers
  • Step assemblies for older tractors