AzTAP’s most important goal is to assist consumers and service providers to become better educated about assistive technology (AT). Our philosophy is that knowledgeable consumers are more likely to select technology that best meets their needs if they have an opportunity to learn about and try the technology before buying it. Our Device Loan Libraries contain almost 4000 AT-related devices and the inventory is updated regularly as funds permit. All of our devices are available for demonstration and training purposes and most can be checked out for short term use.
Learning about and choosing assistive technology can be complicated and overwhelming. There are a tremendous number of assistive technology devices available, ranging from simple to sophisticated; and new devices come on the market all the time. So how does a person with a disability, a family member or a service provider truly know which device is best for the person who is going to be using it? Free of charge, AzTAP provides programs that allow people to have meaningful experience with devices prior to purchasing them:
- Assistive Technology Consultations
- Assistive Technology Demonstrations
- Assistive Technology Lending Libraries