Resources - Assistive Technology
The mission of Assistive Media is to heighten the educational, cultural, and quality-of-living standard for people with disabilities and help achieve independence and become better integrated within the mainstream of society and community life in general. Assistive Media accomplishes this by providing free-of-charge, copyright-approved, high caliber audio literary works to the world-wide disability community via the Internet effectively, inexpensively, and efficiently.
Center for Assistive Technology
412-647-1310, TDD: 412-647-1325, Fax: 412-647-1322
Technology assistance for individuals with disabilities who need assistive devices for mobility, hearing, speech, and other essential everyday needs.
A national resource for buying and selling adaptive equipment online and in print. Disabled Dealer brings people with disabilities and the elderly complete access to new and pre-owned adaptive equipment, services, resources, and events throughout the nation.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.
Toll-free: 1-800 876-7267
Provides ramps and other assistive devices at a low price to the end users.
Hiland Presbyterian Church
Provides a free lending service of hospital equipment to anyone in need.
Paws With A Cause
Paws With A Cause® trains Assistance Dogs nationally for people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support which encourages independence. PAWS® promotes awareness through education.
Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library
Toll-free: 877-722-8536, Toll-free: 800-204-7428, or Toll-free TTY: 800-750-7428
A free service that loans assistive technology devices to people with disabilities. It's available to Pennsylvanians of all ages and disabilities. "Assistive Technology" includes devices that people with disabilities can use to help themselves communicate, learn, travel, do household chores, care for themselves, and have fun.
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
484-875-3066, Toll-free Voice/TTY: 888-744-1938, Fax: 484-875-0982
A non-profit organization that provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians so that they can buy the assistive technology devices and services they need.
Pennsylvania Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
Toll-free: 800-204-PIAT (7428), Toll-free in PA only TTY: 215-204-1356, Fax: 215-204-6336
A statewide, cross-age and cross-disability program under the Assistive Technology Act whose priorities include the development, implementation, and monitoring of laws, policies, practices, and organizational structures to improve access to assistive technology for all Pennsylvanians with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians.
Recycled Equipment Exchange Program (REEP)
Toll-free: 800-633-4588, Monday-Friday 1:00-4:00 TTY: 412-371-6230, Fax: 412-731-9430
REEP is a free statewide service for people with disabilities, their families, friends, service providers and other interested individuals. Equipment in the REEP listing can range from simple home adaptations, to wheelchairs, to computers and software. REEP, a program of Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), is maintained by the Three Rivers Center for Independent Living.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
703-524-6686, TTY: 703-524-6639, Fax: 703-524-6630
RESNA's purpose is to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology. They serve that purpose by promoting research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology; and by supporting the people engaged in these activities.
Variety the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh
412-747-2680, Fax: 412-747-2681
A non-profit organization that is committed to providing wheelchairs and other mobility equipment for children, 18 years of age and under, with mental and physical disabilities, who reside in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. The vision of Variety the Children's Charity is to ensure that every eligible child in the eight counties of southwestern Pennsylvania is provided with the mobility equipment that he or she needs. This organization will also provide up to $5,000 to pay for the balance of a vehicle. Applicants must provide proof of funds to pay for the outstanding balance of the vehicle. Please call their number for more details.