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Money management and budgeting apps

easy pay


Easy Pay iPhone App

This innovative app combines an electronic dollar over method with a customizable talking timer, task and shopping list as well a quick talk AAC section.  After loading  money virtually into your electronic wallet to match the money in your real wallet, just enter the amount you owe and the app visually displays which bills to give the cashier.

Pay With iPhone App

Pay With is a visual support to help people to select the correct note or combination of notes when shopping.

The basic skills the user will need in order to operate this app are:

  1. The ability to match numbers
  2. The ability to match a picture of a note with an actual note

Budget iPhone App

Budget helps you track your spending and keep to a budget. You can easily see your total income and your total expenses for a period, plus which expenses you are spending the most on and which expenses you are going over budget on.

Money identification apps


  • The EyeNote® application (app) was developed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for the blind or visually impaired to use as a tool to increase accessibility to Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency). EyeNote® is built for the Apple iOS to allow the user to scan a bank note and communicate its value back to the user.
  • The app is available as a free download on the Apple App Store℠.



Bathroom hygiene reach extenders

wipe wand

These products are designed for people who may experience limited mobility and range of motion, and would like more independence in their hygiene routines.

Products such as this can vary in functionality and have multiple uses.  To find the product that would work best for the person you support check here:

GPS shoes

GPS Shoes

From the Aetrex Website:   These innovative shoes feature the latest GPS tracking technology embedded in the base of the heel with location coordinates sent to a central monitoring station. When your loved one is wearing the Aetrex GPS Shoes, you will have the ability to quickly track and locate them at any hour of the day using the interactive tracking website service (contingent upon enrollment in a separate monthly tracking plan; tracking service only works within the United States and excludes Alaska & Hawaii).

Finally, this extraordinary footwear will provide the comfort and security for you and your loved ones.


Home monitoring


Many phone, internet, and security companies offer options for monitoring a home remotely through the use of cameras, sensors, and other forms of technology.  Many can turn on and off appliances, shut off water and gas sources during an emergency, and alert when someone enters or exits the home.  Many options with varying features are available.  Below are a few examples and resources:

Information and resources

The following websites have compiled additional information on assistive technology, factors to consider when choosing AT, and generally helpful information.

Telehealth devices


Telehealth devices can be used to track different aspects of health and collect data over time. This data can then be sent to a remote caregiver or directly to a person’s primary care physician. Telehealth devices can also remind a user to do a health-related task, such as taking his blood pressure.

Visit the websites below to research telehealth options: