Category Archives: Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology: Tractor Door Opener

Installing a tractor door opener makes for easier and safer tractor cab access for individuals with mobility impairments. Many older model International tractors, often found on Pennsylvania farms, have doors that do not open wide enough or stay open by themselves. The door hinges toward the front of the tractor rather than the back like…
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Assistive Technology Spotlight: Ergonomic Gardening Tools

If April showers bring May flowers, then we are already headed towards a beautiful spring!   [caption id="attachment_876" align="alignright" width="298"] AgrAbility PA Project Assistant Abbie Spackman shared garden-related assistive technology at the Occupational Therapy Association Conference (AOTA) in Philadelphia this spring.[/caption]   Pair this with the beautiful, mild weather we've been having, it can be…
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Oh, Taxi! A twist on taxis for calves

The birth of a healthy new calf on the farm is cause for celebration! On a dairy farm, the birth of several new heifers can be the highlight of the year. Not to mention, new calves are super cute. :)   But combine a flood of new calves, cold weather, and a disability -- suddenly…
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