About AT Ohio

Assistive Technology of Ohio is back on campus!

Starting today, Monday, August 3,  AT Ohio staff are allowed back on campus! It is on a very limited basis, to hopefully be gradually increased over time. But it's a start. 

Starting Tuesday, August 4, we are re-opening our Assistive Technology Device Lending Library. Due to limited office hours, it may take a little longer to get devices out to you. And we are still accepting new applications for AT devices out of our library. 

We are not yet working on computers, but hope to have that up and running very soon. We are also not having any visitors (individuals or groups) for the time being, so our Demonstration Lab remains closed. We will keep you updated on when it might re-open. 

We are not available for presentations or tours just yet. We are open within limited hours, and still doing work from home. However, and we are striving to be available to you to answer your questions and address your concerns regarding assistive technology. 

We are, however, continuing our virtual office hours! 

Please note that OSU now requires a passcode to enter a Zoom meeting.

This week's link to the virtual office hour is  

https://osu.zoom.us/j/95305258553?pwd=Sk9uVXF6M0VsZGcvYWpKZDZ0NldmZz09
Passcode: 671244

The link will change every Monday.

Join us every weekday at 10 a.m. (except Wednesday).

 

Assistive Technology of Ohio Can
Assistive 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 UniversityAT 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.
 

Webinars

There will be no Webinar Wednesday this week. Please join us next Wednesday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. for our latest Webinar. 

You may see past webinars, free of charge, by going to the Webinars section of our website, atohio.org. 

Thank you for your support of Webinar Wednesdays! 

 Link to Wednesday, July 29, 2020 recorded webinar
Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology 
Access Password: 7PR5D^+3

Link to Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 10:00 recorded webinar
Telepresence Robots in the Classroom for Students with Cancer/Disabilities
Access password: @HUNd50k 

Link to Wednesday, July 8, 2020 recorded webinar
Universal Design for Learning 
Access Password: 4b?TJ^Hf

Link to Wednesday, June 24, 2020 recorded webinar
"New and Emerging Technologies" 
Access Password: 8W@1@z@=

Link to Wednesday, June 17, 2020 recorded webinar
Smart Home Technology
Access Password: 1K&?8h&S)

Link to Wednesday, June 10, 2020 recorded webinar
Feature Matching in Assistive Technology
Access Password: 4d%+h=rI

Link to Wednesday, June 3, 2020 recorded webinar 
"Assistive Technology Assessment Models."
Access Password:  1t#*$*5G

Link to Wednesday, May 27, 2020 recorded webinar
Physical and Motor Accessibility Features in iOS 
Access Password: 7U+5.3!^

Link to Wednesday, May 20, 2020 recorded webinar
Vision Accessibility Features in iOS
Access Password: 7G@?!+$y  

Link to May 13, 2020 recorded webinar 
Accessibility Features in iOS 
Access password: 6J..4pC.

Link to May 6, 2020 recorded webinar
Accessibility Features in Microsoft Windows
Access Password: 6t^#7?$@

Link to April 29, 2020 recorded webinar 
"Using Accessibility Features in Google Chrome." 
Access Password: 3e&F$qU*

Link to April 22, 2020 recorded webinar
"Assistive Technology for Learning Disabilities
Access Password: 3d*5k5@s

Link to April 15, 2020 recorded webinar 
"Funding for Assistive Technology." 
Access Password: F5^1Gu@=

Link to April 8, 2020 recorded webinar 
Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Link to April 1, 2020 recorded webinar
Using Basic Communication Devices in the Classroom for Students with Disabilities 

Handouts and links to recorded webinars are also are found on ATOhio's Webinars page.

If you have questions, email Bill Darling at darling.12@osu.edu

Take a Virtual Tour

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 darling.12@osu.edu 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.

Email list: To get on our Constant Contact email list, send your email to "> atohio@osu.edu. Please include your name, company and job title. You will receive Constant Contact email notification about webinars, updates on AT Ohio programs and services, and assistive technology in our device lending library.

Where to find us

Assistive Technology of Ohio
Area 200
1314 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH   43212

Phone: 800-784-3425
Local: 614-292-2390
email: atohio@osu.edu

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