COVID-19 UPDATE from ATAC / Advancing Opportunities regarding AT Loans
Advancing Opportunities has temporarily suspended all new loans for assistive technology devices. Devices currently out on loan are expected back on the due date and will be cleaned to ensure no transmission of the COVID-19 virus. ATAC and Advancing Opportunities will reassess this policy on April 6, 2020 and determine when loans can resume.
ATAC, through its network of contractors, provides a library of devices for temporary loan. Borrowing a device for a short period of time is a good way for a person with a disability to determine whether a given device will meet their needs.
ATAC partners with Advancing Opportunities in lending devices to individuals, family members, advocates, etc to trial devices before you go out and buy an expensive piece of equipment that does not work.
Technology Lending Center is now a free service for New Jersey residents. Anyone with a disability who would like to trial assistive technology can contact us, sign up for free, and begin borrowing right away.
Through the lending center you are able to:
- Browse their inventory by category.
- You can call them- they will give you suggestions! 888-322-1918, x 536, or email
- Ask them to stock a specific item. If enough people ask, they will add it!
- Join the Technology Lending Center by visiting Advancing Opportunities registration page
Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice that they may not have had before.George Couros