Assistive Technology (AT) refers to the tools and devices that help someone remain as independent as possible. AT can be as low-tech as a hand-held timer or as advanced as a tablet with a variety of apps.
Are you interested in learning more about AT and don’t know where to begin? Disability Network Capital Area could be your answer. In partnership with Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) and the Michigan Assistive Technology Program (MATP) many devices are available for demonstration as well as available through short-term loan.
Follow the link to a video that explains the program.
Disability Network Capital Area also works with agencies like Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons to offer one-on-one training on a variety of adaptive software and equipment. Training can be provided on the following:
- Screen reading software such as JAWS
- Screen magnification
- Kurzweil 1000
- Apple products such as iPhones and iPads
Assistive Technology Resources
Assistive Technology Loan Fund (ATLF): The Assistive Technology Loan Fund was established to help people with disabilities purchase assistive technology devices and services. This program provides low-cost financing to persons with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices that allow for greater access, increased mobility, enhanced communication and much more.
ATXchange: Are you looking to buy, sell or trade gently used assistive devices? This Michigan-based website offers a way for you to post items you have to sell or give-a-way. You can also use it to look for items you may need.