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NOTE: Coronavirus pandemic — As you are well aware, all areas of life and work are being affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Because of this, Assistive Technology of Ohio is temporarily closed and staff are working from home for the next several weeks while we deal with the worldwide pandemic. As a result, for the time being, our Computer Refurbish and Redistribution Program and Device Lendng Library have been suspended. Applications for computers can still be downloaded and are sill being accepted and mailed when requested. However, do not send any payment at this time.

Device Request Forms — We are also still accepting device request forms for rhe Device Lending Library, but devices will not be shipped until the office reopens.

Once life returns to a more normal pace and workers and students are allowed to return to campus, we will resume operations and refurbish computers and open the device lending library once again. If you have questions, you may continue to call us. We are still working and will be checking voicemail frequently and responding to questions. Thank you for your interest in our programs and your patience during this difficult and unprecedented time.

New Webinar!
We can keep learning during this challenging time! Please join us for a free webinar entitled “Effective Use of Basic Communication Devices in the Classroom” to be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 10:00 AM. This webinar is hosted by Heather Koren of Westminster Technologies and is ideal for special education teachers, intervention specialists and parents of children with communication challenges. To access the webinar, please just log on to https://osu.zoom.us/j/464573320 a few minutes before 10:00 on April 1. If you have questions, please email Bill Darling at darling.12@osu.edu. We hope to see you on April 1!

Assistive Technology of Ohio CanAssistive Technology of Ohio demonstration van

 

Assistive Technology of Ohio is Ohio’s A.T. Act Program. 

Our Mission

AT Ohio’s mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. Assistive Technology refers to devices, equipment or services that assist individuals with disabilities to function independently in the areas of work, home or school. We offer several programs and services to achieve that goal. We also keep up with current legislative activity that affects persons with disabilities, and educate legislators about the needs and concerns of citizens with disabilities.

Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio) is a federally funded nonprofit organization that is part of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. AT Ohio is the officially designated Tech Act program for Ohio. 

The federal agency of Health and Human Services provides funding for all tech act programs. Each state and U.S. territory provide appropriate services under the guidelines of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended in 2004.

Please note: We are NOT a grants-giving or funding organization. We do not assist in financing the purchase of adapted vans or any assistive technology.. If you need funding for a device, we might be able to direct you to resources that may provide funding, but we do not fund for finance vehicles or devices. 

To learn more about assistive technology programs in other states, please visit the Association for Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) the national web site for state-designated Assistive Technology Programs.

 

Take a Virtual Tour

In accordance with the Coronavirus policies and recommendations of Ohio State University president Dr. Michael Drake, Assistive Technology of Ohio will not be hosting group or virtual tours until cleared to do so. 

Now you can sign up for a telepresence tour of Assistive Technology of Ohio! We have telepresence robots at our west campus location and would love to show you around. We will take you on a quick tour of our library and demonstration program as you control the robot from your iPad, phone, computer or tablet. See the latest in assistive technology without leaving your home or office. Please contact Bill Darling at
to set up a time. Hope to see you soon!

Read about our telepresence robot program in the article “Tech Support” in the Spring 2020 Columbus Parent

How are we doing?

Read our 2017 Annual Report

Give us your feedback — user surveys

If you have participated in any of Assistive Technology of Ohio’s programs, have borrowed a device from our lending library, or have borrowed a toy from any of the libraries participating in our Adaptive Toy Lending Program, or if you were a recipient of a refurbished computer from our Computer Refurbish program, we want your input! Please complete the appropriate user survey from the list below. Completion of a survey takes only a few minutes, and you will be helping us improve our programs. If you use assistive technology to access your computer, but cannot access our surveys, please contact us at atohio@osu.edu and we will gladly furnish you with an alternate format.

User surveys:

Assistive Technology Device Loan Customer Survey 2019-2020
Assistive Technology Lease (CCTV or Telepresence Robot)

Computer Refurbish and Redistribution
Adaptive Toy Libraries
Device Demonstration
Assistive Technology Device Training


What are you doing with your old computer?

Why not donate it to Assistive Technology of Ohio’s Computer Refurbish program? (Your donation may be tax-deductible.) Please note: we do NOT accept printers. Contact Eric Rathburn at 866-801-7306, 614-688-3222 or e-mail at rathburn.17@osu.edu.

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