In 1994, Access Technologies, Inc., ATI, formed as a nonprofit organization to continue the work of the activities of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 grant, which formed in 1990. Today, Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities and is partially funded by a grant from Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) of the U.S. Department of Education. ATI administers Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program through a team of Certified Assistive Technology Specialists.
Today, ATI is recognized as the leader in ergonomic and assistive technology.
Our Board of Directors, Advisory Council and Staff take pride in developing and implementing comprehensive services that further our organizational Mission: "to assure that persons with disabilities in Oregon will be able to secure and effectively use assistive technologies."
Device Loan Library
ATI’s try-before-you-buy equipment rental service is a real savings benefit to our clients. Take advantage of the opportunity to evaluate a piece of equipment before you invest time, dollars and energy on a product that doesn't meet your needs. We have hundreds of ergonomic or assistive technology items to choose from. You can rent BEFORE you buy.. Browse the lending library.
Training And Technical Assistance
ATI staff are uniquely trained and certified to work with all types of technology. In addition, they regularly attend national conferences to stay abreast of all the latest technology. We have many different offerings of trainings and workshops, including our popular Lunch Technology Party, a fun way to educate your organization or group about new technology, or the importance of proper workplace ergonomics.
Call ATI today at 800-677-7512 to learn more!
AT Financing Resource
Assistive technology products and services are expensive. If you are looking for funding assistance to purchase specific assistive technology products to reduce barriers in your daily living, please contact ATI at 800-677-7512.
Assistive Technology Information
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Email Technology Questions
If you have questions, or need some assistance deciding what type of ergonomic or assistive technology you need, contact ATI. We can help you narrow your search down to just what you need, at the most affordable price possible.
ATI provides a toll free information and referral service, website, publications about AT, and a monthly newsletter, Tech It Easy. Contact ATI today at 800-677-7512 or via our Contact and Driving Directions page
AT Device Demonstrations
Making informed decisions: When purchasing an electrical appliance such as a microwave oven or television, you probably view several models to make sure you are selecting the machine with the features important to you, RIGHT? ATI believes it’s important to take the same care when selecting assistive technology devices, therefore we provide AT device demonstrations through a variety of venues.
Demonstration Centers For your convenience, ATI operates two device demonstration centers. To schedule a tour of our Salem Center, telephone 503- 361-1201.
Road Show Our Specialists also travel statewide to demonstrate devices at a variety of locations such as tradeshows and conferences. Check here for dates and times we will be near you. OR if you would like to ATI to exhibit at an event in your area, please let us know.
ATI works to improve acquisition of Assistive Technology devices and durable medical equipment, through device reutilization which includes both device repair and recycling programs and device exchange programs. Device repair/recycling programs are those in which pre-owned devices are accepted (usually by donation) into an inventory, are repaired or refurbished as needed, and then offered for sale to consumers as recycled products. Device exchange programs are those in which pre-owned items are listed in a “want ad” type posting and consumers can contact and arrange purchase of the pre-owned item directly from the current owner.
DEVICE REPAIR AND RECYCLE: Oregon’s device repair and recycling program is operated out of ATI’s Salem Center. The type of equipment available varies, however examples of the most commonly available equipment and devices include wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility aids, home health aids such as bedside commodes, raised toilet seats, and dressing aides, as well as assistive listening devices, computer software.click
DEVICE EXCHANGE: Since the early 1990’s Oregon’s Tech Act Program has managed the Assistive Technology MarketPlace, a “want ads” outlet for exchanging AT devices and durable medical equipment (DME). Individuals may advertise their slightly used AT devices for sale, trade, or donation. Anyone in the state of Oregon is able to buy or sell an AT device through the Assistive Technology MarkePlace, which publishes a newsletter in addition to maintaining a list of available devices on the web.
If you have equipment or devices you would like to donate, or are shopping for assistive technology or equipment, visit our online Assistive Technology MarketPlace, or print a current copy of the Newsletter! You'll find equipment and technology being offered at greatly reduced prices.
The Assistive Technology MarketPlace provides a “want ads” outlet for recycling AT devices and durable medical equipment (DME). Individuals may advertise their slightly used AT devices for sale, trade, or donation. Anyone in the state of Oregon are able to buy or sell an AT device through Assistive Technology MarkePlace, which publishes a newsletter in addition to maintaining a list of available devices on the web.
If you have equipment or devices you would like to donate, or are shopping for assistive technology or equipment, search on our online Assistive Technology MarketPlace. You'll find equipment and technology being offered at greatly reduced prices.
SAFE PRACTICE GUIDELINES: There are currently no applicable FDA regulations or statutes governing Device Exchange activities. However for your health and safety it is always a good idea to check for FDA recalls. FDA Class 1 Alerts may be viewed here, or you may cut and paste this link in your browser: (https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/ListofRecalls/default.htm .