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Assistive Technology

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology is any product or piece of equipment (whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized), as well as services and strategies that are used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities of all ages.

Assistive Technology Program(AT)
• Computer training using Adaptive Equipment and Software
• Education on low and high tech equipment
• Dragon Naturally Speaking
• Braille Keyboards
• ZoomText


Assistive Technology Loan Program
• 30-day loan of wheelchairs, walkers, quadcanes, etc.
• Reading glasses and canes available at no cost

Ability Tools operates a Device Lending Library program throughout California. The following agencies contract with Ability Tools to provide short-term loans of assistive devices and gadgets that can help you live independently. Whether your need is temporary or you would just like to try out some devices before you buy, our Device Lending Libraries can provide free, short-term loans for up to 30 days of equipment such as portable ramps, AAC devices, magnifiers, computer software and more. Device Lending Libraries can ship most items to borrowers throughout California. To see what devices are available, visit the AT Exchange.

Warm Hands for Wheelchair Users Program
• Free gloves for wheelchair users

Key Benefits of use of Assistive Technology (AT):

  • Increase
  • Maintain
  • Improve


This is a brief description of the service:

Information and Referral of local and national resources of Assistive Technology

  • Funding Resources
  • Workshops and Training
  • Case Management Services

Low-Cost Computer Class for People with Disabilities and Seniors

• Learn how to use Microsoft Office, Windows 10, and Internet Explorer

T-Coil and Induction Looping Technology

• The DRC building has induction looping technology which enables people with hearing loss to be able to flip a switch on their hearing aid to hear clear sound from a microphone in the room.

Assistive / Information Technology Coordinator

Vincent Johnson - (562) 427-1000 ext. 117