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What are assistive technologies?
The Technology Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 described an assistive technology device as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."
Assistive technologies can be "high tech" and "low tech:" from canes and lever doorknobs to voice recognition software and augmentative communication devices (speech generating devices).
Designed by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, this app is a portable stress management tool. Breathe2Relax helps you calm the "fight or flight" response anxiety disorders cause by utilizing diaphragmatic breathing exercises.
The Headspace application can help reduce anxiety and stress and improve well-being by guiding users through meditation sessions.
I Can Be Anything
I Can Be Anything (also known as I Can Be Free) is an app that provides guided exercises to help loosen the constraints of anxiety, phobias, and fears.
This app allows you to track your moods freely and rate them from 1-5. Moods are displayed in a timeline, which makes it easy to visualize your mood cycles. Also available is the chance to connect and support others who use the app.
Stop, Breathe, Think
This application can be used by all ages, but it was created with teenagers in mind. The app provides guided meditations based on what the user is feeling in the moment.
Employees with Anxiety Disorders
Accommodation Ideas for Anxiety Disorders
The Job Accommodation Center provides guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. This page lists resources for effective accommodations for anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Finding Assistive Technology
AbleData is a database that contains unbiased information about assistive technology products. You can search by product name, maker, or by product category, such as blind/low vision or communication.