Assistive Technology &

Remote Supports


Knox and Coshocton County Boards of DD were awarded a grant through The Ohio State University Nisonger Center for an Assistive Technology & Remote Supports grant. With these funds, we have been able to create several videos highlighting how someone could use different types of Assistive Technology or Remote Supports in their home to be more independent. We were also able to create a “Mock Home” equipped with Amazon Alexa, Amazon Microwave, smart light switches, smart light bulbs, smart electrical outlets, pill minders, Ring Doorbell, Remote Supports and more! If you would like to see how some of these different pieces can help you or someone you care for be more independent in their home, please contact us and we will be happy to set up a time to take a tour of the home!

Assistive Technology can help people with developmental disabilities live more independently than ever before. This video highlights how the Amazon Alexa can connect to your lights, fans, coffee makers, robot vacuums, and can help start your day with telling you about the news, weather and other upcoming events.
Assistive Technology can help people with developmental disabilities live more independently than ever before. This video highlights how the Ring Doorbell can allow people with disabilities know who is at their door, talk to them and see them which can make them to feel safe and secure in their own home.

Remote Supports can be set up in the home of a person with a developmental disability to allow them more freedom to live independently. This video highlights how door sensors can alert a Remote Support Provider to check in with the person to ensure they are getting home safely.
Remote Supports can allow people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live more independently and safely in their own homes. This video shows how a watch minder can remind someone that it's time to take their medication, and how Remote Supports can be set up to notify a Remote Support Provider that a pill minder sensor has been triggered indicating that the person took their medications and at what time they triggered the alert.

Other great resources and videos:

Renee Wood, from Lucas County, speaks about how she uses her Amazon Echo, and explains why it can be helpful for other people with disabilities.

Remote supports is a service available to Ohioans. It uses electronic equipment to support and assist people with developmental disabilities in their home. This service is provided from an off-site location, typically using home and community based waivers to fund the cost and maintenance of equipment and staff.

In his talk, Jeff discusses ways in which access to the right technology can change the lives of those living with physical disabilities. Jeff Paradee Jr., is a poet, a writer, and an artist. He is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a student at Lake Sumter State College.

This is the new AmazonBasics Microwave that works with Alexa. It doesn't have any microphones on it, nor any speaker (beyond one that can beep). Instead, it's a $59.99 device meant to showcase Amazon's new system for companies to make their regular gadgets into smart gadgets.

Top 6 Assistive Technology For People With Disabilities

1 - Liftware Level Starter Kit for Limited Hand and Arm Mobility:

2 - Sesame | World's First Touch-Free Smartphone:

3 - Talkitt - This Is My Voice:

4 - AXS Map:

5 - Dot Watch:

6 - Assist-Mİ:

Students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities share their excitement about books, the Bookshare accessible library, and the ways that assistive technology opens doors to confidence, independence, and achievement. This video is available with audio description at Download the transcript from (MS Word).

INDATA Social Media Intern, Anne demonstrates how new apps on the iPad can replace existing AT devices.

Follow Brad's story about how he uses technology in his daily life. Learn more at:

Used by permission from AbleLink Technologies in Colorado Springs, CO.

See what apps and how PATINS has helped this Terre Haute student with dyslexia.


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