Assistive Technology webpage

The AgrAbility Project, administered by The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Format             Project

The AgrAbility Project, created to assist people with disabilities such as farmers and ranchers employed in agriculture, links the Cooperative Extension Service at a land-grant university with a private nonprofit disability service organization to provide practical education and assistance that promotes independence in agricultural production and rural living. The AgrAbility Project assists people involved in production agriculture who work both on small and large operations.   Its assistive technology webpage describes both assistive and adaptive devices, which may be either high or low technology, and various services such as evaluations, fabrication and training. Examples of high through low technology assistive devices which people with disabilities might find beneficial could range from mounted chair lifts to easy grip hand tools respectively.  The assistive technology webpage includes:  technical resources, resource sheets, tip sheets, plans for equipment modifications, technology extras, funding resources, liability issues, secondary injuries and illnesses, product comparison data sheets, and an opportunity to ask an expert questions.

Contact URL    http://www.agrabilityproject.org/assistivetech/

Contact Agency      

The AgrAbility Project website lists contact information for state AgrAbility staff. For states that do not have an AgrAbility Project, or for general questions about AgrAbility, contact the National Project staff through either:

  • the University of Wisconsin toll free number (866-259-6280),
  • the National Easter Seals toll free number (800-914-4424),
  • the “Contact Us” link on the AgrAbility website,
  • or email an AgrAbility Project staff member using their email address which is provided on the “State Projects” web page.