Environmental Modification/Assistive Technology

Environmental Modifications (E-Mods) are internal or external modification to the residence of a person with disabilities. The modifications are designed to increase a person’s independence in their own home while maintaining their health and safety.

E-mod examples include wheelchair ramps, roll-in showers, lifts, handrails, automatic or manual door opener and doorbells, widened doorways, cabinet, and shelving adaptation.

Assistive Technology devices allow for greater inclusion in the community with portable units designed to meet the accessibility needs of the person. Examples of these devices include wheelchairs, walkers, van lifts, and adaptive beds.

EPI’s role in these adaptations is to work with each person to develop a plan that meets his or her needs, find and coordinate the work of reputable contractors, and oversee the project ensuring satisfactory completion.

E-Mods services for eligible individual are covered by either the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) or by Department of Health Waivers. If you are interest in investigating options for home modifications or need assistive equipment, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team can help you evaluate your options and funding sources.


We are here to help. Get in touch with us if you have questions, need assistance or more information.

Email info@epiny.org

Phone (585) 442-6420