Grant Application for Assistive Technology Fund
Assistive Technology (AT) makes everyday life easier for people with disabilities by allowing them to have greater independence. Assistive Technology is defined as 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. Different disabilities require different assistive technologies. Wheels for Wheels focuses on those with mobility impairments, but is open to assisting individuals with other disabilities. Wheels for Wheels offers Assistive Technology grants up to $600 per application for products that are compatible with an applicant’s existing technology. Below are some of the types of AT Wheels for Wheels will consider:
- Smart Hub – a form of speaker, such as those made by Amazon, Google and Apple, which connects to other cloud-based services. This allows a person with a mobility impairment to carry out a number of simple tasks by using their voices. Such tasks include:
- Making phone calls
- Setting timers
- Setting alarms
- Managing lists
- Listening to music
- Checking the weather
- Ordering online essentials for the home
- Smart Plug – A device that is plugged into the wall and any device that gets plugged into it can be controlled by the homeowner.
- Smart Bulb Starter Kit – A device that can be connected to your phone to enable you to either turn the light on and off from your phone or with voice commands from a smart hub enabled device.
- Video Doorbell – Allows you to answer your video-enabled smart doorbell from your phone and see if you need to open the door. You can also unlock the door using your smart lock.
- Smart Lock – allows for keyless entry
- Smart Thermostat – allows you to set your house temperature.
- Smart Blinds – Allows you to draw blinds easily through your phone. The kit is supported by a smart hub so that you can command instructions through voice commands.
- Smart Garage Door Opener
- Smart Animal Care – May include a dog camera and treat dispenser. This helps disabled people with mobility impairments to train their dogs (behavior modification techniques) and allows for bonding and interaction.
- Other types of technology will be considered.
Please download or complete the Grant Application for Assistive Technology Fund form below.
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