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Assistive Tech

You can borrow different assistive technology from LVCIL. 

LVCIL is an Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) for the following counties:

LVCIL has three programs that can help you access the assistive technology you need to live or work more independently.

TechOWL

TechOWL is Pennsylvania's online assistive technology lending library based at the Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown, PA. LVCIL's staff can help you sign up for a TechOWL library card and start borrowing different types of assistive devices, such as communication devices, software, iPads, adaptive utensils, mounts for various AT, etc.

The loan period per device is 30-days but extensions are available. You must sign up on TechOWL to borrow a device from the lending library.

For information, visit www.TechOWLPA.org.

On-Site AT Library

LVCIL has a limited supply of on-site assistive devices available to borrow, including amplified telephones, ringers, CapTel, TTY, and more.

The loan period per device is 28-days but extensions are available.

For more information, call Brian Rogers at 610-770-9781 x 123 or email atinfo@lvcil.org.

Financing

Want to purchase your assistive tech but don't know how? LVCIL has partnered with the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) and can provide you with information on how to access low- or no-interest loans for various AT, from iPads to fully accessible vehicles.

There is an application process and specific requirements.

For information, visit www.patf.us.

Reused Devices

LVCIL has various assistive devices and medical equipment looking for a good home! The devices available include amplified telephones, switches, ringers, CapTel, commodes, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, and more.

Offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Brian Rogers at 610-770-9781 x 123 or email atinfo@lvcil.org.

Assistive Tech Demos & Training

Do you need help learning about a specific assistive device? Would you like to learn about different types of assistive technology that can help you live or work more independenlty? LVCIL can help!

Call LVCIL's assistive technology team for an on-site AT demonstration or training. Our AT experts can guide you through the process of learning about different assistive devices and help you learn about different options to borrow or purchase AT.

For more information, call Brian Rogers at 610-770-9781 x 123 or email atinfo@lvcil.org.

Free Special Phones

If you are hard of hearing, you may qualify to receive an amplified telephone through LVCIL's Free Special Phone program. The qualifications are:

If you can answer YES to ALL of the above questions, you may be eligible for free equipment.

For more information, call Brian Rogers at 610-770-9781 x 123 or email atinfo@lvcil.org.

 

 

 

TechOWL Logo - Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Lending Library

 

Different types of assistive technology available at LVCIL

 

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) Logo - Low or no interest loans

 

For info, contact Brian Rogers at 610-770-9781 x 123 or email atinfo@lvcil.org