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ATLA (Assistive Technology of Alaska)

Assistive Technology can be the key to greater independence and productivity in your home, school, community and place of employment. ATLA will be providing demonstrations, information and device loans to help Alaskans make informed decisions and select AT (Tools) the best meets your needs. Come by the table to see if any of these devices work for you, and to talk to a representative about the options & eligibility.






Being able to read, talk on the phone, and hear conversations are all important for living a full and independent life. There is a new program for people who need tools to assist with hearing and vision. It’s called SensAbility.


What the SensAbility Program is:


SensAbility is a grant program funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to support Alaskans with vision or hearing loss. SensAbility provides eligible Alaskans of any age with the devices through long-term no-cost loans. The devices are simply returned when the person no longer uses them.

Examples of available equipment include:


Ÿ  Alert systems

Ÿ  Amplified phones

Ÿ  Devices for daily living

Ÿ  Handheld magnifiers

Ÿ  Handheld electronic devices

Ÿ  Large-button phones

Ÿ  Personal listening devices



Date: Monday May 19th 2014

Time: 11-2 PM– presentation and opportunity for browsing

Location: Seward Senior Center


After lunch, come by the table to see if the devices work for you and talk with a representative to see whether you are eligible for a loan. If you are eligible, the device or devices will be mailed to your home at no charge.

(For more info contact Melinda Maddox at Independent Living Center  907-224-8711)




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