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AT Tools (Apps, Software, Hardware)

AT Selection

Once the feature-­matching process has concluded, a list of potential features of assistive technology (AT) devices is generated. These links provide information on AT tools for team as they match features to specific devices that can be trialled.

AbleData
Provides objective information about AT and rehabilitation equipment including a database of 40,000 products with descriptions and contact information.

TechMatrix
Search over 400 AT products by content area, grade level, IDEA disability category, instructional support categories, or keywords.

Mobile Apps Selection (Coming Soon)
A collection of resources to aid in searching for apps that contain specific features to meet an individual’s AT needs.


AT Trials

An important step of the AT assessment process is hands­on trials with potential AT solutions. The following are statewide lending libraries that offer a wide variety of AT equipment that can be borrowed for hands­on trials prior to purchase.

OCALI Lending Library
Borrow AT devices, laptop computers, AAC equipment and curriculum­based kits for up to 3 weeks at a time. OCALI pays all shipping costs.

AT Ohio
AT equipment for users across the lifespan, loaned for 30 days. Items include daily living aids, environmental control, AT for recreation, and more.

Regional Lending Libraries (Coming Soon)
A listing of regional lending libraries located throughout Ohio created by Goodwill Easter Seals, Miami Valley.


AT Purchasing ­

Once an AT device has been selected, the funding process begins. These resources help school teams obtain necessary AT equipment.

AT State Discount Program
The AT State Discount Program offers negotiated rates on a wide variety of AT equipment and software.

AT Resource Guide
The funding chapter discusses school district responsibilities as well as federal, statewide and private insurance resources for obtaining AT equipment.

Computer Refurbishing Program (Coming Soon)
AT Ohio maintains a computer refurbishing program that provides donated computers to individuals with disabilities for a nominal fee.

AT Funding: Who Will Pay?
An interactive PowerPoint show that presents student scenarios and potential options for funding.
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