The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities has launched the county’s Assistive Technology Loan program. Modeled to help promote independence in individuals with disabilities, the program provides the county’s 43,000 individuals with disabilities, 90,000 residents aged 60 and older, their families and caregivers with short-term access to assistive technology.
The program will be managed by the Americans with Disabilities Act Office under the Department of Aging and Disabilities, and will work closely with the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the Accessible Resource for Independence Center for Independent Living.
A range of equipment and products that allow participants to carry out daily activities, participate in the workforce, communicate, learn and enjoy recreational activities will be available for loan periods of up to three weeks.
Interested participants can contact the ADA office where staff will help identify available equipment, and provide no-cost instruction on how to use them. Payment assistance is also available when needed.
Additional information and the full catalog of assistive devices is available at www.aacounty.org/ATLoanProgram.