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Guide to Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology can make it possible to live with greater independence, autonomy, safety, security, and joy!

This guide has been written by Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) 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.

*This guide is also available in Spanish: Hogares Inteligentes de Forma Sencilla: Guía para la tecnologí­a de hogar inteligente.

Please fill out the following form to be directed to the download page. We keep all of your information completely private.

If you have difficulty using this form, please contact us by email at or by phone at 484-674-0506, and we will gladly email you the PDF.

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