Chapter 1: Accessibility and Assistive Technology
Section 3: AT Sources: Manufacturers, Suppliers, Catalogs
Subsection B: Assistive Tech Sources, General
National Lekotek Center
2001 N. Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-528-5766 ext. 401 Voice
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.
661 Route 23, S.
Wayne, NJ 07470
800-443-4926 Toll Free
973-628-7600 Voice 973-305-0841 Fax
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
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
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
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
877-468-9335 Toll Free
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
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
Products include augmentative and alternative communications technology, environmental control systems and LINK smart keyboard that talks.
13726 North Lincoln Blvd.
Edmond OK 73013
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
Supplier of communication aids, adaptive toys, switches and more. Free catalog.
Enabling Devices, Inc.
Hawthorne, NY 10532
800-832-8697 Toll Free
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
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.
Integris OKC INTEGRIS Third Age Life office
5300 N. Independence, Ste. 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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
1 New Orchard Rd.
Armonk, NY 10504-1722
800-426-4968 Toll Free
800-426-3383 Toll Free TTY
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.
42 Executive Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
800-522-6294 Toll Free
800-281-2555 Toll Free TTY
631-752-0521 For Information
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
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.
501 N. Douglas Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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
Programs and services include:
- Assistive technology information and referral;
- Equipment Exchange (adaptive equipment for resale);
- Assistive tech demonstrations;
- Electronic discussion list;
- Publications including Oklahoma Funding for AT; and
- Information on AT solutions for many needs.
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)
3535 N.W. 58th St., Ste. 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4824
800-845-8476 Toll Free V/TTY
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
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
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:
- Academic instruction through 12th grade;
- Instruction in specialized adaptive skills such as braille, orientation and mobility, use of assistive technology and low vision aids, and independent living skills;
- Vocational training and work-study opportunities;
- College preparation;
- Social, cultural and recreational activities including sports teams, music, band competitions, and a variety of student organizations;
- Outreach services providing technical assistance to help teachers and parents develop appropriate individualized education programs for visually impaired children in public schools;
- Related services such as student assessment, counseling, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, audiological services, health care and parent education and counseling; and
- Library and Media Center with educational materials in alternate formats including Braille, large print and recordings. Assistive devices to try out or borrow include talking appliances, magnifiers, closed-circuit TVs for print enlargement, electronic Braille notetakers and much more.
Practical Assisted Living Systems (P.A.L.S.)
2904 Pine Ridge Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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
Products include augmentative communication systems, computer access technology, and environmental controls.
P.O. Box 118
Norman, OK 73070
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
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.
To correct, update or add resource listings notify:
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Public Information Office | Dana Tallon | Oklahoma Disability Resource Guide Editor