Assistive technology for recreation and leisure provides a way for individuals with disabilities to participate in preferred activities that they might not otherwise be able to do.  Everyone has opportunities every day to participate in recreation and leisure activities, at school, at home, and at work. If those activities cannot be completed in a typical manner due to a disability, assistive technology may assist the person to participate. Participation in recreation and leisure activities is important for physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Switches

Switches allow individuals with disabilities to operate their computers, gaming systems, music, video players, toys, or TV. Users can put pressure on switches with their head, chin, hand, arm, elbow, foot, leg, etc.

Games

Participating in games is important to socializing for some individuals. Their barrier shouldn’t stop them from enjoying time with others.

Gardening

If you love gardening but due to a disability or injury it is difficult or causes pain, there may be tools available to keep gardening a part of your life. Our partner program, AgrAbility. helps Alaskans who run a farm, garden, or fishery for profit. Learn about AgrAbiltiy here.

Hunting

If you love hunting but due to a disability or injury it is difficult or causes pain, there may be tools available to keep gardening a part of your life.

Learn more about AT for Recreation at AT3 Center’s Explore AT Clearinghouse.

ATLA has services and programs available for individuals who need AT for Recreation.