About AT Ohio

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.

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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
Link to Wednesday, July 1, 2020 recorded webinar

Assistive Technology for Executive Functioning
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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
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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

Virtual Office Hours

This week's link to the virtual office hour is  

 https://osu.zoom.us/j/92123837954

The link will change every Monday.

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

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Assistive Technology of Ohio personnel will be working from home. We will not be available for presentations or tours until we have been given clearance by Governor DeWine and OSU President Drake to return to work on campus and in the community. We are open, however, and we are striving to be available to you to answer your questions and address your concerns regarding assistive technology. 
As such, we are offering  daily "Virtual Office Hours," from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. During this window of time, you may log on to CarmenZoom and have a direct discussion with AT Ohio personnel about your assistive technology needs. 

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.

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.