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Productivity

These apps are simply designed to make your life easier in some way shape or form from waking up in the morning to developing good habits. They encompass a wide range of areas.

Find my iPhone
Ever lose your phone or can’t remember where you left it, or have you had your phone stolen? Now it’s easy to locate your device with this app using another phone or tablet with the “Find My iPhone” app installed.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Price: Free
Related app: Find my Phone (Android)
Price: Free

  Find my iPhone
     

Habit List
Want to start a new resolution, stay committed to a new diet or new course of action? Develop and stay on track with these new habits and even break bad ones through reminders, notifications, scheduling, etc.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Price: $1.99
Related app: Habit Streak Pro (Android)
Price: $2.99

  Habit List
     

Parking Mobility
Tired of people illegally occupying accessible parking spaces? Take action with this app, which allows you to photograph the culprits and have their information sent to the local police department.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.
Price: Free

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Pocket
Ever come across an interesting article, webpage, or even video while surfing the internet but don’t have time to explore? Pocket enables you to save all this content in one place. From there you can access the information both online and offline, whenever you want.
Optimized for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Price: Free

  Pocket
     

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Tired of being tired? Does it take you forever to get up in the morning? The sleep cycle alarm clock helps alleviate this problem by analyzing your sleep pattern, then waking you during the lightest sleep phase so you wake up refreshed and ready for the day.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Price: $0.99

  Sleep Cycle Alarm
     

ViBe
Personalize vibration patterns per caller so you know who is calling without disturbing those around you or looking at your phone.
Optimized for Android.
Price: Free

  ViBe
     

Virginia Helps the Disabled
This app facilitates communication via tablet or smart phone with a variety of keys signaling wants and requests. With a voice over feature that speaks your wants for you once you tap the button, communication is made easier.
Optimized for Android.
Price: $4.58
Related app: Touch Chat (Apple)
Price: $9.99, Upgrade: $149.99

  Virginia Helps the Disabled
     

Wi-Fi Finder
Ever find yourself in a new city or place and need to get on the internet? This app makes life a lot easier by finding Wi-Fi hotspots both free and paid anywhere in the world. It works while both online and offline.
Optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Price: Free

  JiWire WiFi Finder

Assistive Technology Training Online Project The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) provides information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms.

Abledata: ComputersABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

AbilityHub: Assistive Technology SolutionsInformation on adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers.

Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers AssociationCompanies that make elevators and lifts, stairway chairlifts and similar products.

ADA Accessibility GuidelinesADAAG is the design requirements for buildings and facilities as designated by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn all about the standards and guidelines with this website.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Accessible Exam Tables (PDF)

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Assistive Technology - Computers (PDF)

Camera MouseThe Camera Mouse uses a standard USB camera to convert head and finger motions into computer mouse pointer movements.

The CyberlinkBrain Actuated Technologies has developed this unique, futuristic system enabling hands-free control of a mouse cursor to power video games and other electronic products. The Cyberlink device, reminicent of a science fiction gadget, utilizes a headband with sensors that detect electrical signals made from subtle facial muscle and eye movements as well as from brain wave activity.

Dragon SystemsVoice activation at its finest, the Dragon Systems technology is used not only to operate laptops and pda's but can even control multimedia centers, navigation systems, mobile phones and much more.

laesieworks.com: Computer AccessIt's can be very important for a quadriplegia to have very good access to normal computer & software, even when laying flat in bed. This page is about how I do it. No, that dot is nothing religious! With that dot I control my computer.

New-Horizons.orgProvides a guide to buying a home for people with disabilities. The title is: Accessible Homes and Accessible Home Modifications.

Origin Instruments CorporationThis company manufactures The HeadMouse Extreme which translates head motions into computer mouse pointer movements. They also offer other helpful accessories such as soft and smart type keyboards, a sip and puff switch and a dragger utility for manipulating the left and right buttons of the standard mouse.

Prentke Romich CompanyFor complete computer control, visit this site which offers just about every possible device for accessibility from specialized keyboards to the headmouse.

Quad-JoyThis hands-free system was developed by a quadriplegic who, fueled by his own needs, figured a way to operate his computer using a joystick controlled mouse. The mouse works by sip and puff.

The Talking DesktopHands-free computer operation becomes possible with this voice activated software. Through speech recognition, the talking desktop will guide you through virtually any computer function.

TrackerProThe TrackerPro technology allows for cursor control to function through head pointing using a unit which is located on the top of the computer. The unit tracks head movements by the user and then converts the motions into computer mouse operations.

Welner EnabledOffers the Welner Enabled Exam Table for the disabled and senior patient.

Paralysis Resource Center The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

Reeve Foundation Online Paralysis Community Connecting people living with paralysis, families, friends and caregivers so we can share support, experience, knowledge, and hope.

Quality of Life Grants DatabaseFind resources within the PRC Quality of Life Grants Database. Search by Zip Code, State or an Entire Category.

Library Books and VideosFind resources within the PRC library catalog.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

The information provided in the Paralysis Resource Center was supported by Cooperative Agreement number 1U59DD000838-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Reeve Foundation and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.