Assistive Technology

Assistive technology, often referred to as “AT,” includes just about anything – that is, any physical material or object – that makes it easier for a person to perform a task.  Our Alameda office features a state of the art AT Lab that allows individuals to try out all types of in-home AT such as:

  • Voice activated lights, TV, and phone
  • Smart phone controlled security systems, locks, and thermostat
  • VI/Blind book readers, screen readers, and magnifiers
  • Various Mobility Devices
  • Driving simulator with hand controls

Residential Access Program

By building or installing various home modifications, The CIL helps residents live more safely and independently in their homes.  Our Residential Access Specialist will do a home assessment to figure out the best modifications to meet your specific needs.

Examples of modifications include:

  • Exterior lifts or ramps
  • Grab bars
  • Standing poles
  • Flexible shower hoses
  • Flashing doorbells
  • Tactile stair tread
  • Handrails and much more

These services are free for low to moderate income Berkeley residents who have a verified disability, whether homeowner or renter. However, if you don’t fit the requirements for this program, CIL also has a fee-for-service program for homeowners who live in the East Bay.