AT for Daily Living is appropriate for anyone who is not able to complete daily living tasks for themselves at the same level as their peers. This may be due to a physical or cognitive disability.
Positioning, Timing, and Visuals
Some Daily Living AT might be changes in their environment making it more comfortable for them to complete tasks. They may need physical supports, adjustments to their schedule (i.e., meetings before lunch vs. after), or blinds or light covers that decrease the glare on their device(s).
If someone finds it difficult to eat independently, it can affect their work, school or home environments, socialization, or in the community. Adaptive tableware comes in many forms. Liftware Stabilizer helps individuals with tremors or shakes while the Leveler helps individuals with wrist or mobility impairments.
Accessible and adaptive meal prep AT has become mainstream with most items being available online or in department stores. Jar openers, high contrast cutting boards, automatic can openers, and talking scales are all examples of tools for meal prep.
Dressing aids can help those who struggle with dressing themselves independently. While there are many tools available, such as button aid and zipper puller and sock aid, there are also companies that sell adaptive clothing such as Target.
Ergonomic pens and pencil grips and holders are all examples of tools that can help someone who struggles with writing. Pencil grip and holders can also be used on multiple other tools such as paintbrushes and utensils.