Our Favorite Apps – Georgia Tech’s Tool’s for Life App Database

Georgia Tech Tools for Life iconGeorgia Tech has for years been a resource for assistive technology training and research. They recently developed an online searchable data base of apps focused on “Living, Learning, Working and Playing” called Tools for Life. For those of us who are OT practitioners, if that doesn’t sound like apps for occupational behavior nothing does (add in a few more specific areas such as ADL, iADL, Sleep and Rest and Social Participation as areas of occupation defined by the 2008 OT Practice Framework)!

Georgia Tech’s website, Tools for Life provides a searchable database for apps by disabilities or multiple disabilities, price and device types. The apps have been used or tested by the team at Georgia tech as well as PT’s, OT’s, SLP, AT professionals, users or specialists in the field. You can also suggest apps or widgets that can be added to the database at their website.

Here is what the search engine looks like:

Georgia Tech Tools for Life search pic

This is a great way to help sift and winnow through apps that will support individuals with disabilities of any age.

Mark this resource in your favorites or Bookmarks to help you find apps according to those occupational activities as listed. It will be interesting to see if they develop an app for their searchable data base.

Don’t forget to check out their listing of Webinar Archives for audio and PDF’s on Tools for Life topics previously presented. There is great information available for free!

An OT mTool Kit aid!

Carol

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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