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Accommodating Disabilities in Agriculture

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AgrAbility staff design a customized assistance plan based on the type of agribusiness, type of disability and the needs of the individual with the disability and his or her family.

 

This plan could include:

  • assistive technology

  • farm job restructuring

  • identification of funding sources

  • stress management

  • peer support involvement

  • farm safety

  • community and health care coordination

 

 

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology is equipment that enhances the ability of people to be more efficient and successful. Below are several examples of assistive technology that has been incorporated into the daily farm tasks of some AgrAbility of Wisconsin clients.

 

A picture of a modified steering wheel for farmers who have a difficult time controlling steering wheels on farm equipment due to a disability.A modiefied Kawasaki Mule utility vehicle with a container to carry milk replacer installed on the back for a custom calf operation.

A Modified Steering Wheel is an option for farmers who have a difficult time controlling steering wheels on farm equipment. An off-road vehicle can be used to transport people, implements and material around the farmstead.