Assistive Technology – TechOWL

Assistive Technology 

With funding provided by TechOWL, a program run through Temple University, CRI is an Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) providing information & assistance to seven (7) counties in Northwest Pennsylvania (CIL counties plus Mercer).  

TechOWL Programs include: 

  • The Free Special Phones Program which provides free specialized communication equipment for eligible Pennsylvanians with disabilities; The Free Special Phones program has recently branched out to include wireless phones and tablets to qualified individuals; 
  • The Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP) which is a free statewide service for people with disabilities and their supports who want to find, buy, sell, or donate previously owned assistive technology; 

 

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  • The Assistive Technology Lending Library (ATLL) operating out of the Hiram G. Andrews center of Pennsylvania, which is a free service that enables Pennsylvanians with disabilities of all ages to trial a variety of assistive technology devices, in order to decide what device is best suited to meet their needs;
  • The ICanConnect program which provides assistive technology to participants found eligible with both profound hearing and vision loss. An Assistive Technology device is any item, piece of equipment or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

An Assistive Technology device is any item, piece of equipment or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

The Assistive Technology Resource Coordinator can be reached at 814-838-7222 or 1-800-530-5541.