CID Services Assistive Technology

Independent Living often requires Assistive Technology (AT). So what is AT? It's any tool that can make life easier living with a disability: wheelchairs, screen reading software, and ramps are some examples.

As your AT Coordinator Team, we are very excited to teach you how to utilize assistive technology for your home, phone, and computer from low cost simple AT to complex AT. Call or email to set up an appointment to get you started on using AT in your life!

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What Is AT?

Assistive Technology (AT) is any object, device or tool used to make life easier. Specifically, Assistive Technology is any device, gadget, hardware or software used by a person with a disability to do things for themselves that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to do because of their disability.

  • Wheelchair
  • Scooters
  • Walkers
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Prosthetic Devices
  • Orthotics
  • Braces
  • Cell Phones
  • Tablets
  • Glasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Screen Readers
  • AAC Devices
  • Braille Devices
  • Hearing Aids
  • Grab Bars
  • Stair Lift
  • Grippers
  • Reaching Stick
  • And much more!

You can learn more about the Device Lending Library, Voice Options, and more here:

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Device Lending Library

A way for local Californians to receive a short-term loan of various devices to test out and find the best item for you. Available through the AT Reuse Program.

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Voice Options

Connects Californians with speech language disabilities to iPads with different speech apps to help with communication.

Do You Qualify? You Must…

  • Have difficulty speaking or not able to speak
  • People have a hard time understanding you
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Digital Access Project

Low cost internet for those who qualify. This service may be available through your local internet service provider.

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FreedomTech Technology Loan Program

A way for local Californians to pay for Assistive Technology, including:

  • Home modification equipment for accessibility if you own your own home (e.g., ramps, shower, grab bars)
  • Hearing aids
  • Computers and adaptive accessories/software
  • Adaptive driving equipment