Assistive Technology Device Loan Program

The Assistive Technology Device Loan Program was established for individuals and service providers to borrow devices in order to assist in decision making, serve as a loaner during a device repair, to provide an accommodation on a short-term basis or for training or learning purposes. 

Who Can Borrow Devices?
Persons with disabilities, family members, agency or school representatives, service providers working with persons with disabilities, AT specialists and evaluators.

Switches, toys and communication devices available for loan

How Does It Work?
Contact the DCATRC  to learn whether the device(s) you require are available.  Schedule an appointment to pick-up the devices.  Staff will assist you in the selection of devices and also provide basic instruction and implementation ideas, if needed.

  • The standard length of a device loan is four weeks

  • Borrowers are liable for replacement of any device that is lost, stolen or damaged

  • Borrowers and/or the person responsible for borrowed items must complete and sign the agreement form

  • Borrowers are responsible for pick-up and return of all equipment

Available equipment includes:

Augmentative communication devices - Low to High Tech
Capability switches; textured, plate, tip, proximity and more
Voice Amplifier
Assistive listening devices
Handheld electronic magnifiers
Compact refreshable Braille display


Adapted keyboards and mice; joystick, rollerball; bluetooth keyboards
Portable scanner
Smart pen for notetaking
Head Mouse for hands-free computer access
iPads for trial use and app selection
Wheelchair mounts for iPad

Please call to find out the specific devices available for loan and to receive assistance with selection.

Download the Device Loan Program Agreement form.  The person responsible for the borrowed items can complete the form and bring to the DCATRC or send with a representative 

Please phone or email the DCATRCfor more information:
202-589-0288 x 137 · democenter@uls-dc.org

Please note, the ATPDC does not provide free assistive technology devices.  We also do not sell or offer products at a discount. 

220 I St. NE, Suite 130
Washington DC  20002
202-547-0198

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