Connecting Oklahomans with Disabilities to Assistive Technology
Visit from Congressman Tom Cole
ABLE Tech welcomed Congressman Tom Cole and staff August 4. Representative Cole toured Oklahoma ABLE Tech to learn more about assistive technology programs and services in Oklahoma and around the nation.
Pictured left to right: Jeff Peters (Staff for Rep. Cole), Linda Jaco, Director of Sponsored Programs Department of Wellness at OSU, Congressman Tom Cole, Allyson Robinson, ABLE Tech Speech Language Pathologist, and Will McPherson (Staff for Rep. Cole).
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program proudly located at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Wellness. ABLE Tech's mission is to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages. A tremendous variety of AT and resources are available today.
New ABLE Tech Direct Loan Program
ABLE Tech, along with its partner the Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation, (OkAT), is introducing a new low interest Direct Loan option. The Direct Loan allows individuals with disabilities to borrow money to purchase assistive technology and specialized devices that are $1,500 or less, at a 5% fixed interest rate with a $15 closing fee. The low monthly payment (usually for one year) allows a qualified borrower to pay off the loan, build their credit and own the assistive technology. Loan opportunities are also available for assistive technology costing over $1,500.
Click here for more information on ABLE Tech's Financial Loans.
The press release on this program is available here.