Finding out assistive technology products
Everyday a new assistive product appears on the market, on the initiative of companies or sometimes – in case of software products – also of software developers or amateurs who make them available for free download.
Finding out the most appropriate assistive solution for each individual and context is not easy. Luckily, recently all the major public providers of information on assistive technology have joined, giving birth to the EASTIN information system – the European Assistive Technology Information Network. EASTIN aggregates the contents of eight national databases (from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and the UK) and provides up-to-date information – independent of any commercial interest – on over 80.000 assistive products available on the market. It works in all languages of the European Union.