University of Delaware, Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, New Castle County

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The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) connects Delawareans who have disabilities with the tools they need in order to learn, work, play and participate in community life safely and independently. DATI services include: Equipment demonstration center (Assistive Technology Resource Center) in each county; No-cost, short-term equipment loans that let you “try before you buy”; Equipment Exchange Program (AT “want ads”); AT workshops and other training sessions; Advocacy for improved AT access policies and funding; Informational material in a variety of formats; Quarterly newsletter; Technical assistance regarding device selection, device operation, and access to funding; Participation in conferences, community meetings, and health fairs. Please contact the DATI Central Site regarding upcoming DATI events, funding information and AT advocacy and policies. Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs): DATI has an ATRC in each of Delaware’s three counties. These centers are barrier-free, open to the public and contain examples of all types of AT. Highly-qualified Assistive Technology Specialists are available to demonstrate equipment and help identify technology options for a given need. Most of the equipment is available for a two-week loan period, enabling users to “try before they buy.” To ensure personalized attention to your needs, it is recommended that you call in advance to make an appointment. There is no charge for this service. For questions regarding equipment demonstrations and loans, personal AT options, or to speak with an AT specialist, contact your local ATRC.