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.
To learn more about assistive technology services and programs in other states, please visit the National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership, ( NATTAP) the national web site for state-designated Assistive Technology Programs..
AT Ohio has a large library of assistive technology devices for you to try out.
Assistive technology devices can be life-changing - but they can also be very expensive. In tough budget times, you don't want to go out and buy an expensive device and then find out that isn't the right device for you. Fortunately, with the Assistive Technology of Ohio Device Lending Library, you don't have to.
AT Ohio has hundreds of devices across the spectrum of disabiities that are yours to try out, free of charge.
Simply peruse our library for a device you think may be of benefit to you, then request it through our on-line application. Within 3-5 working days, , and notifiy you regarding device availability and email a contract to sign . Once we receive the signed contract, we will contact you with the shipping date..
You may try the device for 30 days from the day you receive it. No device will be released without a signed contract.
AT Ohio will send you a shipping label along with the device for you to return it to us after the 30-day trial period. If you prefer, you may also drop the device off at our west campus location.