What is AT?
Assistive technology (AT) is equipment that helps a person function or perform activities of daily living and live more independently. Equipment can be big or small, complicated or simple but regardless of size is geared towards the individual's need(s).
Demonstration and Loan...
Through the Wistech Device Loan and Demonstration Program, Access to Independence has over 600 devices available for demonstration, either at our office, in your home, or wherever you may want to try it out. In addition to seeing and trying devices, many of the items we have are available for short-term loan of up to three weeks. ATI staff are trained and able to explain the various technology available and how it improves everyday life.
Selection and Purchase...
Whether you've tried or borrowed a device from us, or just know what you need, ATI staff are available to assist you with selecting the right device. We have catalogs and vendor information to help you make a choice. ATI staff are also able to help you with the ordering process.
If you received assistance buying a new device or got something on your own, ATI staff are willing to assist you with setting up the device and helping you learn to use it comfortably. .
ATI staff can assist you with finding any public/private funding programs that may be available. ATI does offer the opportunity to apply for a loan program called WisLoan. Wisloan is a program that help people with disabilities pay for equipment. We also offer assistance applying for the Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program, or TEPP. TEPP is a state program assisting people with disabilities pay for telecommunication equipment.
Examples of Assistive Technology
To search the entire inventory of Assistive Technology devices available for demonstration and loan, CLICK HERE