This list not necessarily a complete listing of all organizations, manufacturers or distributors nor does listing imply ACB endorsement.
Your state rehabilitation agency may be a source of funding for assistive technology. Many of the rehabilitation agencies run the assistive technology funding programs under the Assistive Technology Act. Also check with the vendor of more expensive items. Someone on their staff may know about sources for funding for their product(s).
Association of Blind Citizens
PO Box 246
Holbrook, MA 02343
Assistive Technology Fund
The Association of Blind Citizens operates the Assistive Technology Fund. The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will provide funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. The ABC board of directors believes that this program will allow blind and visually impaired individuals access to technology products that will have a significant impact on improving employment opportunities, increase the level of independence and enhance their overall quality of life.
ATIA Funding Resources Guide
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
330 N. Wabash Avenue, 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611-4267 USA
This ATIA Funding Resources Guide identifies various sources and resources that you can investigate and explore as prospective funding options. This list is not all-inclusive but can be a good place to begin and/or expand your funding research. https://www.atia.org/at-resources/what-is-at/resources-funding-guide/
Funding of Assistive Technology
General AT Funding Overview
The range of the Assistive Technology categories, devices, strategies and need is extremely wide. The array of funding options is also quite wide and diverse. Because many of the high tech options are expensive, the funding of AT is problematic. Also, the different funding sources may be federal or state government entities, private financial institutions, non-profit organizations, service groups, local school districts, etc. the vast and varied rules and regulations can make the search for funding appear to be overwhelming.
New Horizons Un-Limited Inc.
811 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 937
Milwaukee, WI 53202
[email protected] or go to www.new-horizons.org/eform.html
Since 1994 New Horizons Un-Limited has been providing access to informational and technological tools to ensure that people with disabilities may have access to all that life has to offer. Information on financial assistance can be found at www.new-horizons.org/adpfin.html
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
1004 West 9th Avenue, 1st Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Toll Free: 888-744-1938
PATF's mission is to provide financing opportunities to people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians helping them to acquire the assistive technology devices and services that improve the quality of their lives.
Reference Service Press
5000 Windplay Drive, Suite 4
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Fax: (916) 939-9626
To send an e-mail, go to http://www.rspfunding.com/feedback.html
Publishes “Financial Aid for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families, 2012-2014”, $40.00
In all, the nearly 1,400 biggest and best funding programs are described in detail here: program title, sponsoring organization address and telephone number (including toll-free and TDD), e-mail and web address, purpose, eligibility, financial data, duration, special features, limitations, number of awards, and deadline date. Plus, you also get a set of indexes that let you search the directory by program title, sponsoring organization, geographic coverage, subject field, and application deadline.
Computers for the Blind
The mission of Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is to open the world of information technology to persons who are blind or visually impaired by providing computer equipment, software and training.