How to get accessibility devices in Uppsala County

Accessibility devices help people with disabilities to move around and take care of themselves

Accessibility devices are such things as wheelchairs, walkers, beds and shower stools.

If they are for someone who is younger than 21, please contact an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or doctor at your rehabilitation unit, health centre or hospital.

If you are older than 21, please contact a physiotherapist of occupational therapist in your municipality.

 

Help with cognitive tasks - things that make it easier to understand and remember

These could be reminder clocks, handiphones or magnetic notice boards.

If they are for someone who is younger than 21, please contact an occupational therapist at the rehabilitation unit you are in contact with.

If you are older than 21 and need such things to help you, please contact an occupational therapist in your municipality.

 

Help with speaking and communication

Things that make it easier to speak and communicate with other people. These could be a machine to help you speak, a voice amplifier or communications maps.

Please contact a speech therapist at your rehabilitation unit or at the hospital.

 

Instead of the phone

These could be a text telephone or a videophone.

If you need help because your hearing is bad, or if your hearing and your sight are bad, please contact the Hearing Centre (Hörcentralen).

If you need help because you find it difficult to speak please contact the speech therapist at your rehabilitation unit, at the hospital or at the County Council Appliance Centre (Hjälpmedelscentral).

 

Hearing aids and other things to help hearing

Please contact an audionomic clinic that has been approved by the County Council.

Approved audionomic clinics (text in Swedish)  

 

People who are under 20 must always visit a doctor if they are having hearing problems.
If necessary you will be referred to an ear specialist for examination and to the Hearing Centre for support and helpful equipment.

Hearing Centre (text in Swedish)

 

Help to see

These could be a Daisy player, a white cane (technical cane) or magnifying equipment etc.

Please contact an eye doctor (ophthalmologist).

Opthalmologists (text in Swedish)

 

Help to move about

These could be special shoes or shoe insoles.

Please contact your doctor at the health centre. if you have contact with a rehabilitation unit or the orthopaedic department of a hospital, speak to the staff there.

 

Help with incontinence

These could be incontinence pads or sheet protection.

Contact the district nurse at your health centre.

 

Interpreter service for the deaf and hearing impaired

These could be sign language interpreters, written interpretation or deaf-blind interpretation.

People who have been deaf since childhood, have become deaf as an adult, are deaf-blind or are severely hearing impaired or if they can hear and need to communicate with people who are deaf, deaf-blind or hearing impaired, have the right to interpreter services.

Contact Interpreting Centre (text in Swedish)