Electronic Aids to Daily Living


Project Status:
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Environmental Scan
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Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADLs) are a category of assistive technologies that include a range of devices used within the home to allow individuals with physical impairments to control their home environment and improve their independence, safety, and access to the community. This Environmental Scan is being conducted to gather information on Canadian and international programs that provide access to EADLs to individuals with physical disabilities. The main purpose of this report is to identify and describe how assistive technology programs in various jurisdictions are organized (e.g., essential personnel, service structure, device maintenance, reassessment programs), funded, and approach funding decisions for both clients and EADL devices.