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Bay Area Abilities Expo 2016

Written by: Emily Flynn; Ability Tools Information and Advocacy Specialist Ability Tools recently attended the Bay Area Abilities Expo in San Jose and it was an awesome success! For the third time, Ability Tools was lucky enough to hold the AT showcase space. This meant that we were able to provide demonstration of many different…

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Are insurance companies required to cover durable medical equipment (DME)?

    by: Kim Cantrell CFILC’s Director of Programs Do you know what your health insurance policy covers when it comes to durable medical equipment (DME)? But first, what exactly is durable medical equipment? According to Medicare.gov, durable medical equipment must: have a lifespan of at least 3 years; be used for a medical reason…

The Telescoping Garden Hand Tools – Set of 4 allows people to extend their reach to the ground from a sitting position. Set includes: Mini ‘D’ handle shovel, telescoping fan rake, telescoping trowel, and telescoping culti-hoe.

Try Out Assistive Equipment for Farming and Gardening

    By: Rosemarie Punzalan; CFILC Technology Coordinator BORROW EQUIPMENT FROM A DEVICE LENDING LIBRARY How can I borrow ergonomic tools? In collaboration with CalAgrAbility, Ability Tools provides services to gardeners, farmers, farm workers and farm families. Borrow a device from one of our Device Lending Libraries (DLLs) throughout California and try before you buy, compare…

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10 Disaster Apps that could save your life

Reprint from Assitive Technology Blog     September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and in 2016, there is a great need to explore faster and more effective methods of activating relief efforts. These apps can help keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency. If you, or someone you know, has a…