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Find AT: Technology for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

If an individual can voluntarily move even a single muscle, he/she can access the world through technology. This would generally be possible with the use of a single switch although the more physical ability an individual has, the more possibilities exist.

An individual with a spinal cord injury can turn on the TV and surf the channels. He can control the household environment (lights, heat, etc.). He can dial the telephone and have a conversation with others. He can open and close the doors to his apartment/house. He can request assistance from an attendant.

He can surf the net using a computer. He can type a book using a computer, single switch, and software. All of these require high technology, but the possibilities are endless.

A web site that focuses on people with spinal cord injuries, includes information on SCI, Assistive Technology, funding and links to other sites is

The AT Network is dedicated to protecting the rights of our consumers and allowing them to remain independent in the community. If you have a question, concern, or a story to share with us then please don't hesitate to contact us:

Toll-Free: 800-390-2699
TTY: 800-900-0706

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** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Kendra"s skills in playing power soccer have improved rapidly especially since she found a new metal pipe foot guard that wraps around her chair. "