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Chapter 1: Accessibility and Assistive Technology

Section 3: AT Sources: Manufacturers, Suppliers, Catalogs

Subsection B: Assistive Tech Sources, General

Able Play

National Lekotek Center
2001 N. Clybourn Ave
Chicago,   IL   60614

773-528-5766 ext. 401 Voice
773-537-2992 Fax

info@ableplay.org
www.ableplay.org

AblePlayTM is a toy rating system and website that provides comprehensive information on toys for children with special needs so parents, special educators, therapist and others can make the best choices for the children in their lives with disabilities.

ABLEWARE

Maddak, Inc. 661 Route 23, S.
Wayne,  NJ  07470

800-443-4926 Toll Free
973-628-7600 Voice 973-305-0841 Fax

CustService@Maddak.com
www.maddak.com

Wide variety of adaptive products for daily living. Order catalog online.

Access Mobility, Inc.

4855 S. Emerson Ave. #101,
Indianapolis,  IN  46203

800-336-1147 Toll free
317-784-2255 Voice
317-784-6391 Fax

john@accesstoday.com
www.accesstoday.com

Online healthcare supplies catalog for mobility aids, wheelchairs and accessories, bath safety products, aids for daily living, portable ramps and full range of healthcare products. Also supplies elevators and lifts for home and commercial use.

Accessibility Designs, Inc.

401 Isom Road, Ste. 520
San Antonio,  TX  78216

888-684-2234 Toll Free
210-341-0008 Voice 210-341-0009 Fax

cs@adirides.com
accessibledesigns.com

Online catalog; transfer boards, fitness equipment, upper cycles, wheelchair ramps, gloves and other products.

Acts of Kindness

3011 N.W. 63rd St.
Oklahoma City,  OK  73116

405-843-2405 Voice

aokok@sbcglobal.net

Nonprofit organization loans medical equipment to needy persons. Equipment available may include electric wheelchairs and scooters, bath transfer benches, shower chairs, bedside commodes, raised toilet seats and grab bars. Equipment donations are accepted. All items are repaired, sanitized and inspected for safety.

Alternatives in Motion

201 Matilda NE
Grand Rapids,   MI   49503

616-493-2620 Voice
877-468-9335 Toll Free
616-493-2621 Fax

info@alternativesinmotion.org
www.alternativesinmotion.org

Provide wheelchairs to individuals who do not qualify for other assistance, and who could not obtain such equipment without financial aid.

Assistive Technology Equipment Loan Program (ATEL) Mary K. Chapman Center For Communicative Disorders

University of Tulsa
2820 E. 5th St.
Tulsa,  OK  74104

918-631-2913 Voice
918-631-3668 Fax

ronda-marfechuk@utulsa.edu
www.cas.utulsa.edu/commdis/home.shtml

The Assistive Technology Equipment Loan Program (ATEL) offers a variety of assistive technology devices for a short-term loan to Oklahomans with disabilities, so that a trial can be experienced before a purchase is considered. Equipment is available through the ATEL program for short-term loans, demonstration, evaluation for appropriate device, or for self-familiarization of device usage. Requests for equipment loans may be made by a person with a disability, family members, advocates or service providers. Follow this link to learn more about the program, http://oec.okstate.edu/loan/partners.php#3.

Assistive Technology, Inc.

333 Elm St.
Dedham,  MA  02026

800-793-9227 Toll Free
781-461-8200 Voice
781-461-8213 Fax

customercare@assistivetech.com
www.assistivetech.com

Products include augmentative and alternative communications technology, environmental control systems and LINK smart keyboard that talks.

ATG Rehab

13726 North Lincoln Blvd.
Edmond  OK  73013

800-525-8586 Voice
303-762-9612 Fax

www.atgrehab.com

ATG Rehab provides a comprehensive range of Mobility & Seating Solutions including: Wheelchairs, Adaptive Seating, Scooters, Ambulatory, bathing and standing aids. View ATG Corporate Brochure

Crestwood Communications Aids, Inc.

P.O. Box 090107
Milwaukee,  WI  53209-0107

414-351-0311 Voice
414-351-0311 Fax

crestcomm@aol.com
www.communicationaids.com

Supplier of communication aids, adaptive toys, switches and more. Free catalog.

Enabling Devices, Inc.

50 Broadway
Hawthorne,  NY  10532

800-832-8697 Toll Free
914-747-3070Voice
914-747-3480 Fax

info@enablingdevises.com
www.enablingdevices.com

Toys for Special Children" (children's catalog) focuses on the needs of children with disabilities. "Products for Independent Living" (adult catalog) focuses on the needs of the disabled adult poplulation

Extensions for Independence

555 Saturn Blvd. #B-368
San Diego,   CA   92154

866-632-7149 Toll Free

www.mouthstick.net/desk/desk96a.htm

Height-Adjustable Modular Turntable Desks - For work and study, a Turntable Desk is ideal for those who are confined to a wheelchair. These desks are designed to increase the reaching ability of the user by means of rotating surfaces. Extensions For Independence has made available several models of these Turntable Desks which can be adjusted in height and configuration to suit individual needs.

Hearing Helpers

Integris OKC INTEGRIS Third Age Life office
5300 N. Independence, Ste. 210
Oklahoma City,  OK  73112

405-951-8383 Voice

www.okc-hearingloss.org/hearing_helpers.htm

Assistive technology demonstration and short term Loan program - the purpose of the demonstration room is to offer individual or group exploration of one or more assistive technology devices to assist in decision making about device(s) purchases or utilization. Individuals can test assistive listening devices to assist in determining which products are the most successful for use and to "try before they buy." The room is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The demonstration room is staffed by volunteers, many of whom are hearing impaired and can understand the unique hearing patterns of different listeners. Direct link for their policies and procedures, http://oec.okstate.edu/loan/partners.php#4..

IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center

IBM Corporation
1 New Orchard Rd.
Armonk,  NY  10504-1722

800-426-4968 Toll Free
800-426-3383 Toll Free TTY
800-722-9226 Fax

www-03.ibm.com/able/

Home Page Reader for Windows; software for learning disabilities; home page for Human Resources professionals with information on computer and information access for employees with disabilities.

Maxi-Aids

42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale,  NY  11735

800-522-6294 Toll Free
800-281-2555 Toll Free TTY
631-752-0521 For Information
631-752-0738 TTY
631-752-0689 Fax

www.maxiaids.com

Products for people with vision, hearing and physical disabilities. Items include switches for computer and environmental control, watches and clocks, talking calculators and appliances, magnifiers, medical products, home and kitchen aids, telecommunications devices for the deaf (TTY's), white canes, wheelchairs, dressing and personal aids, sewing aids and more.

Medical Supply 4 U, Inc.

1803 NE 146th St.
North Miami,   FL   33181

800-965-5354 Toll Free
305-405-6340 Fax

customerservice@MedicalSupply4u.com
www.medicalsupply4u.com

Medical Supply 4 U is a website that was created as a division of Randle Medical Supply. Medical Supply 4 U sells a wide variety of quality medical equipment at discounted prices. They have customer service representatives that can answer any questions about our products.

NewView Oklahoma

501 N. Douglas Ave.
Oklahoma City,  OK  73106

405-232-4644 Voice
405-236-5438 Fax

swright@newviewoklahoma.org
www.newviewoklahoma.org

Assistive technology demonstration and loan project - the purpose of the NewView Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center is to offer individual or group exploration of one or more assistive technology devices to help facilitate informed decision making regarding device utilization and/or purchase. Additionally, the demonstration and evaluation process will help an individual determine which tools are most appropriate, and to determine necessary training. Direct link to their policies and procedures, http://oec.okstate.edu/loan/partners.php#5.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Oklahoma State University
Seretean Wellness Center
1514 W. Hall of Fame Rd.
Stillwater,  OK  74078-2026

800-257-1705 Toll Free V/TTY
405-744-9355 Voice/TTY

www.ok.gov/abletech/

Programs and services include:

Oklahoma Assistive Technology (AT) Device Short Term Loan Program: ABLE Tech and its partners will provide specialized equipment to Oklahomans with disabilities or those that have a dependent with a disability, regardless of their type of disability, age, income level or location of residence within the state and/or appropriate targeted individuals and entities statewide. Consumers have the opportunity to borrow AT devices they would not have otherwise been able to access because no such program exists for specialized equipment. This program will provide Oklahomans with disabilities assistive technology for the purpose of allowing consumers and agencies to "try before they buy," assessment, meeting interim needs when devices go in for repair and for personnel development activities.

Information and Referral: The ABLE Tech INFO-line helps people find the assistive technology they need and keep up with new developments in the field. The ABLE Tech INFO-line provides free information and referral services on assistive technology for people of all ages with disabilities. Family members, service providers, and others who work in fields related to disabilities or to assistive technology may use this service. ABLE Tech INFO-line's resources include a statewide computer database, national resources, in-house collection of catalogs and product literature. The number is 888-885-5588.

Direct link to Short Term Loan Program: http://oec.okstate.edu/home.php .

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

State Office
3535 N.W. 58th St., Ste. 500
Oklahoma City,  OK  73112-4824

800-845-8476 Toll Free V/TTY
405-951-3400 Voice/TTY

www.okdrs.gov

Counselors and technology specialists provide assistive technology evaluations, devices and services to agency clients based on individual needs related to achievement of employment goals. They also help employers locate appropriate adaptive equipment for employees with disabilities. Contact your local VR or VS counselor for information. See DRS Offices Statewide, Rehabilitation section, for contact information

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) - Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Equipment Distribution Program

1100 E. Oklahoma Avenue
Sulphur,  OK  73086

888-685-3323 Toll Free V/TTY
580-622-8812 Voice/TTY

lhawkins@okdrs.gov
www.osd.k12.ok.us

Equipment Distribution Program provides adaptive equipment for telephone and communications access for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or speech impaired. Items available include TTYs, phone amplifiers, ring signalers, visual signaling devices and other adaptive devices for use in the home. Equipment is free for those meeting income guidelines, with sliding scale charges for persons above set income levels. Call 866-309-1717 or 580-622-5850 for more information.

Hearing Aid Program for Seniors provides assistance purchasing hearing aids for income-eligible senior citizens. Persons exceeding the income criteria may receive partial assistance. For information and applications call 866-309-1717 or 580-622-5850.

Oklahoma School for the Blind

3300 Gibson St.
Muskogee,  OK  74403

877-229-7136 Toll Free
918-781-8200 Voice

lhawkins@okdrs.gov
www.okrehab.org/students/OSB.htm

OSB is a residential and day school for children and youth with visual impairments. The School also serves as a statewide resource for the education of blind and visually impaired children in the public schools. Programs and services include:

Practical Assisted Living Systems (P.A.L.S.)

2904 Pine Ridge Rd.
Oklahoma City,  OK  73120

405-752-4241 Voice
405-752-4636 Fax

vmnowl@juno.com

Volunteers who design and build adaptive devices for individual needs. Volunteers work closely with therapists, medical professionals and special educators in development of low-cost technology solutions for unique needs of individuals with disabilities. Client reimbursement of materials costs is appreciated, but there is no fee for P.A.L.S. design work.

Prentke Romich Company

1022 Heyl Rd.
Wooster,  OH  44691

800-262-1984 Toll Free
330-262-1984 Voice
330-263-4829 Fax

info@prentrom.com
www.prentrom.com

Products include augmentative communication systems, computer access technology, and environmental controls.

Sooner Ambucs

P.O. Box 118
Norman,  OK  73070

405-360-1521 Voice

Adri-Anne@cox.net
www.soonerambucs.org

Ambucs Share-4-Life Komputers (ASK): the program takes donations of used computers and gives them to individuals with disabilities. Software is installed on the computers but adaptive software and hardware is not provided. Direct Link: www.soonerambucs.org/default.asp?page_id=27372.

Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access (TSHA)

8740 E. 11th St., Ste. A
Tulsa,  OK  74112-7957

888-311-3523 Toll Free
918-832-8742 Voice
918-834-4329 Fax

administrator@tsha.cc
www.tsha.cc

Short term loan and demonstration program - Direct link to view TSHA's policy and procedures: http://oec.okstate.edu/loan/docs/TSHAPolicesProcedures.pdf.

Toy "R" Us Toy Guide for differently-abled kids

Each year,Toys "R" Us has the unique opportunity to present a collection of toys for children with special needs, appropriately selected for their play and skill-building value. Their commitment to fulfilling that goal continues with the edition of the Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids. Follow this link to Toys "R" Us Differently-Abled Kids web, www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3261680.

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