Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology

www.massatloan.org/

low interest cash loans to purchase assistive devices and services.

www.massmatch.org/

The Massachusetts Initiative to Maximize Assistive Technology in Consumer’s Hands – coordinates Assistive Technology services throughout Massachusetts.

https://getatstuff.massmatch.org/
the Assistive Technology Exchange in Massachusetts – gets unused assistive technology items into the hands of people who need and can benefit from them. GetATstuff is now part of MassMATCH.

dmereuse.org or www.dmerequipment.org/
offering free refurbished wheelchairs, scooters, shower chairs and more to adults, children and elders living in Massachusetts. REquipment takes donations.

www.easterseals.com/ma/

As a national leader in Assistive Technology, Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

www.mass.gov/massachusetts-equipment-distribution-program-massedp

provides telephone networks to people with disabilities.

www.ctdinstitute.org/

Assistive and Instructional Technology Supporting Learners with Disabilities

abledata.acl.gov

downloadable catalog of assistive living devices from different companies and organizations that supply or sell them.

www.perkins.org/library

is a free, accessible public library service that loans audio books, magazines and the equipment necessary to listen to them to any Massachusetts resident having a print disability.

digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1296&context=edicollect

https://www.mass.gov/assistive-technology-and-hearing-ear-dogs
assistive technology and hearing ear dogs (617)740-1600

www.nelowvision.com/

Assistive Technology Regional Centers (ATRC)

Wheelchairs

unitedspinal.org/wheelchair-reviews-views
Wheelchair Reviews and Views Project

www.usatechguide.org/
web guide to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and assistive technology choices.

wheelchairrecycler.org/contact-us

Contact the Wheelchair Recycler regarding issues used power wheelchairs at little or no expense to the new user. Marlborough, MA.

Online Technology

accessibletech.org/

promotes full participation in business and society by persons with disabilities through the use of electronic information technology that is universally accessible.

www.section508.gov/

has resources for understanding and implementing Section 508. Section 508 requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.

www.washington.edu/accessit/

based at the University of Washington, promotes the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT) for students and employees with disabilities in educational institutions at all academic levels.

Universal Design

humancentereddesign.org/

governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities. The IHCD is based in Boston.

http://idea.ap.buffalo.edu/
at SUNY Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning studies. The center recommends ways to make environments and products more usable, safer and healthier for the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDEA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design.

www.howtoadapt.com/Home/Home.shtml

has all kinds of ideas on how to adapt to specific challenges – even how to Wheelchair Waterski!