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Do you know what you want to buy, rent or loan? Yes/    No

If no, here are some resources to help you decide.

  • Search for an Assessment/Evaluation
  • MATP’s Device Demonstrations: Want to try a product before you buy? MATP offers individual and group device demonstrations through our partner organizations to help you determine if a device will work for you.
  • Disability Network/Michigan’s Member Locator: MATP partners with Michigan’s 15 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) (Members of Disability Network/Michigan) to provide information and access to assistive technology within Michigan’s local communities. Visit the member locator to find the CIL/Disability Network nearest you.
  • AbleData: The AbleData database of assistive technology, contains objective information on more than 36,000 assistive products. It provides a detailed description of the product's functions and features, price information (when available), and contact information for the product's manufacturer and/or distributors
  • National AT Database (assisitivetech.net): Provides access to information on AT devices and services as well as other community resources for people with disabilities and the general public.
  • Tech Matrix is an online tool that allows educators to search for assistive technology tools by specific content areas.

 If yes:

Here’s an article with some tips for smart shopping when looking for assistive technology!

Short-term Loan/Borrow Durable Medical Equipment: Michigan Loan Closets will help you find a local organization which lends durable medical equipment such as bath chairs, wheelchairs and other devices.
Use the following to narrow the list of resources:

Blind/Low vision
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Communication Devices
Home Automation/Home Control
Adaptive Sports/Recreation
Automobile Related (lifts/hand controls)
Durable Medical Equipment
Children with Disabilities
Adult
Senior/Older Adult
Ergonomics/Work Site Evaluation
Alternative Formats
Educational Access
Memory, Confusion or other cognitive
Personal Emergency Response (PERS)
Accessible Web Design

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