AT Device Demo
An Assistive Technology Device Demonstration is an opportunity for a person to interact with an AT device, learn about the different features and compare with other similar devices. An AT Device Demo allows a person to make an informed decision about whether the device is the right one. You can have an AT Device Demo at one of these CTTAP partner agencies:
The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill
Is located on the corner of Holcomb and Coventry Streets (on the property of CIB/Oak Hill) in Hartford, CT. You can go try out Assistive Technology devices, participate in AT device demonstrations, participate in their lending library, donate used equipment or buy AT devices. To find out more about NEAT, visit their website at www.neatmarketplace.org or call toll free 866-526-4492.
Disability Rights Center of Fairfield County
Is one of five Independent Living Centers in Connecticut. DRCFC is a satellite center for NEAT that offers an Assistive Technology Demonstration Center and Equipment Recycling Center at their location, 80 Ferry Blvd., Suite 210 in Stratford. Visit their website at www.drcfc.org or call (203) 378-6977.
Eastern CT Assistive Technology Center in Willimantic, CT
Is an AT Demonstration Center that contains a computer access station, equipment for persons with visual or hearing impairments, learning disabilities and devices to reduce barriers in the work place. ECAT is located at Windham Regional Community Council, 872 Main St., Willimantic, CT. 860-423-4534.
EASTCONN provides training and professional development to educators who work with students with disabilities on Assistive Technology devices and services in partnership with the Connecticut Tech Act Project. They offer a demonstration center as well as an AT lending library. Visit their website to learn more.
Western CT Assistive Technology Center
Located at the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the WCAT Center offers the opportunity for residents of Western Connecticut to view a variety of Assistive Technology devices for daily living, aging in place, computer access and more. Visit WCAAA at 80 Progress Lane, Waterbury, CT or contact them via their website or phone at 800-994-9422.
UCP of Eastern Connecticut
UCP of Eastern Connecticut, AT Demonstration Center gives individuals with disabilities and others with physical limitations the opportunity to explore and experiment with a wide variety of AT devices at their leisure, free of charge. Demonstrations are conducted by appointment only. Call 860-449-3800 x 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://ucpect.org/atlas/assistive-technology-demonstrations/.
SERC (State Education Resource Center) AT Corner
Families and educators are welcome to visit the SERC Library’s Assistive Technology Corner, where they can see the display of low-, mid- and high-tech AT devices, try them out, and learn about the latest research and trends in the field of assistive technology. For more information and to make appointments for demonstrations of AT, please contact the SERC Library at email@example.com, or call 860-632-1485 x4.