Access Technologies, Inc.
Telephone: 1 503-361-1201
Fax number: 1 503-370-4530
Directory: Assistive Devices, Health, Libraries, Organization, Telecommunications
We are the Oregon State Assistive Technology Program.
Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program was established in 1990, and is a part of a national network of technology-related assistance programs to increase access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for individuals with disabilities and their families, and to facilitate the development of a consumer-responsive AT service delivery system. Program staff work with consumers, service providers, state agencies, private industry, legislators, and other interested individuals to facilitate the development of a statewide system to provide AT services.
Some of the services we provide are:
• FREE one-on-one demonstrations. Half an hour sessions with an Assistive Technology Specialist to see what Assistive Technology is available. Demos can be for a variety of needs including vision, hearing, speech communication, cognitive, computer access, switches, daily living, alert systems, etc. (No report, or recommendations, but the clients can explore Assistive Technology and make their own decisions.)
• FREE Information about assistive technology that can meet your client’s needs. We can answer questions, do research, and provide information-It’s all covered under our grant.
• FREE rental of equipment allows an individual a chance to try technology before they spend their money or your agency’s money on technology that may or may not meet their needs. Our inventory contains over 2,000 items that you may trial for 30 days in your environment, with no rental fees. The borrower is responsible for a one-time $9 maintenance and refurbishment charge, and covers all shipping expenses. A credit card is required to be on file. If you wish to extend the loan period, the borrower may enter into a 30-day rental period, whereby rental fees are assessed based on the replacement value of the item, with a minimum charge of $20. Some devices including scooters and modular ramps are excluded from the free loan period. You can view the most of the items we have available on our website at AccessTechnologiesInc.org and click on “Device Loan”.
• FREE assistance and referral to funding sources and solutions. As a resource center, with work with other agencies to make Assistive Technology attainable. We also offer: in house lay away, rent to own, reutilization, and open-ended loans on several items. We also have an Inventory of new durable medical equipment and assistive technology as well as a Marketplace that sells gently used assistive technologies at garage sale prices.
• FREE telecommunication equipment thru the iCanConnect program, for low-income residents living with severe hearing and vision loss. The goal of the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) is to ensure that every qualified person with combined hearing and vision loss has access to modern telecommunication tools and the training necessary to use them, granting every individual the opportunity to interact with the world as an involved, contributing member of society. This includes Free Assessments, Free Equipment, and Free Training to use the equipment for telecommunication needs- there is no out of pocket costs. Free Telecommunication equipment includes, but is not limited to, computers and laptops, iPads and tablets, amplified and big button telephones, braille displays, cellphones, software, headset, keyboards, switches, and more.
• We also do a variety of assessments and trainings on a sliding fee scale. Some of the assessments we offer are: Home and Worksite evaluations, Assistive Technology Assessments, Ergonomic Risk Assessments, Computer Access Assessments. We offer a variety of Assistive Technology Trainings, including trainings for iPhones, iPads, ZoomText, SmartPens, Smartwatches, basic computer skills, Proloquo and speech communication apps, switches, hearing devices, etc. We also have Dragon NaturallySpeaking training packages. We are Oregon’s only certified Dragon voice recognition trainers.
• FREE Demonstration days. “Demo Days” have been very successful a crossed the state. We can bring assistive technology, come to your location and use a small office space and do Free demonstrations in half hour time blocks. We can also do assessments on location and there is no additional travel expenses.
- American Sign Language
- Sign Language
- Written Communication
- Amplified Phone
- Assistive Listening Device
- Captioned Telephone
- FM Receiver
- Infrared System
- Large Button Telephone
- Pocket Talkers
- Portable FM System
- Receivers and headsets
- Speakerphone for Mobility Impairments
- Teletype Telephone (TTY)
- UbiDuo by sComm
- Captioned Telephone Service
- Hearing Carry-Over Relay
- Interpreting Service
- Traditional Relay Service
- Video Relay Service (VRS)
- Video Remote interpreting (VRI)