A blue outline of a home, with a grey wi-fi symbol inside it.In 2017, PATF started the Smart Homes Made Simple project, a campaign designed to raise awareness about how people with disabilities can gain control over their environment and live safely and more independently in their own homes using generic smart home technology.

Smart Homes Made Simple is a result of a generic technology grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC).

To learn more about Smart Home Technology and how it can be used to increase independence and support people living in their own homes, visit www.SmartHomesMadeSimple.org.

Smart Homes Made Simple

 

Cover of Smart Homes Made Simple: Your Guide to Smart Home TechnologySmart Homes Made Simple: Your Guide to Smart Home Technology

As part of our Smart Homes Made Simple project, we wrote a book called Smart Homes Made Simple: Your Guide to Smart Home Technology.

This guide is meant to help people with disabilities and older adults learn to successfully integrate smart home technology into their homes and lives.

We hope this guide will empower you to explore the most current smart home technology, develop a framework to choose your technology, and build a team who can support you in achieving your goals.

Download Smart Homes Made Simple: Your Guide to Smart Home Technology (508 Compliant PDF)

 

Coming Soon! This guide will also be available in print and in Spanish (both digital and print). Join the waiting list for a print or Spanish copy.

 

Thumbnail image of Smart Homes Made Simple Self-Assessment ToolSmart Homes Made Simple Self-Assessment Tool

Not sure where to begin with smart home technology? This self-assessment can help you identify what you’re trying to do and plan for your smart home. It will prompt you to think about:

  • Your goals, strengths, and challenges
  • Your home environment
  • The supports you already have in place

Download Smart Homes Made Simple Self-Assessment Tool (508 Compliant PDF)