- Oklahoma Equipment Exchange
- DME Reuse
- Special Education Resolution Center
• Assistive technology (AT) training events served over 2284 people
• The Alternative Financing Program provided $481,892 in AT device low interest bank loans assisting 94 Oklahomans with disabilities
• 246 AT devices exchanged from sellers to buyers for a savings of $87,200
• 401 AT devices recycled and donated to Oklahomans with disabilities for a savings of $320,800
• 379 AT devices loaned to Oklahomans in “try before you buy” short-term loan program
• 737 AT demonstrations to Oklahomans
• ABLE Tech serves individuals of all ages and all disabilities in Oklahoma.
• ABLE Tech and its partners provide 8 AT loan and demonstration sites to give Oklahomans an opportunity to touch, try, and take home AT devices and improve independence in the community, schools, and workplace.
• ABLE Tech provided information technology accessibility training to 1074 state agency and post secondary personnel.
• ABLE Tech provided training on AT devices such as: computers, software, health and • safety devices, daily living items, and learning/cognitive devices.
• ABLE Tech trained individuals and agencies on topics such as funding for AT, laws and policies, accessible information technology, accessible textbooks, education and community transition.
• “Fire Safety for Oklahomans with Disabilities” received 156 applications from individuals with disabilities in 44 of the 77 Oklahoma counties who received 185 professionally installed specialized smoke alarms.
• ABLE Tech’s partner, Sooner AMBUCS Share4Life Komputers, donated 401 recycled computers to individuals to improve independent living and vocational skills.
• The Special Education Resolution Center settled 87% of special education due process • hearing requests, saving an estimated $330,000 to $2,100,000 in tax payer dollars.
• Oklahoma AgrAbility has served over 130 farming families in 75 counties to accommodate disability on the farm, provided information and referral to hundreds more, located over $130,000 in funding for assistive technology through strategic partnerships, especially the Department of Rehabilitation Services; and educated over 120 health and agricultural professionals on disability issues for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers.
Community Living = 81%
Education = 11%
Employment = 7%
Information Technology = 1%
Hearing = 44%
Vision = 25%
Speech Communication = 18%
Computer Related = 4%
Daily Living = 3%
Learning and Cognition = 2%
Environmental = 2%
Mobility, Seating, & Positioning = 1%
Recreation & Sports = 1%
ABLE Tech Alternative Financing Program
Oklahoma ABLE Tech, in partnership with the Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation and BancFirst of Stillwater, provide low
interest bank loans to Oklahomans with disabilities for the purchase of assistive technology.
Type of AT Purchased
Home mods = $8,296
Vehicle mods = $223,896
Hearing equipment = $283,296
Personal mobility = $10,025
Vision equipment = $2,380
OSU Seretean Wellness Center Director Robin Purdie
Associate Director of Sponsored Programs Linda Jaco
Oklahoma ABLE Tech Program Manager Milissa Gofourth
Senior Administration Support Specialist Diana Sargent
Program Specialist and Web Coordinator Brenda Dawes
Training and Outreach Specialist Sherril York
Alternative Financing Program Coordinator Shelby Sanders
Graduate Assistant Melinda Tebow
Oklahoma Special Education Resolution Center Jo Anne Pool
Administrative Assistant Shannon Esmeyer
Oklahoma AgrAbility Program Assistant Gwen Doshier
OSU Seretean Wellness Center
1514 W. Hall of Fame Stillwater, OK 74078
1-800-257-1705 or 405-744-9748 Fax 405-744-2487
Info-line 1-888-885-5588 V/TTY
ABLE Tech Website http://okabletech.okstate.edu
AT Equipment Exchange http://oec.okstate.edu
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma League for the Blind
Oklahoma City 405-232-4644
Mary K. Chapman Center for Communicative Disorders
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
SoonerStart Early Intervention
Hearing Loss Association of Oklahoma City
Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access, Tulsa
Total Health, Stillwater Medical Center
Department of Rehabilitation Services, AT Lab for Blindness and Low Vision
Oklahoma City 405-522-3442
AMBUCS Share4Life Komputers
This program is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) of the U.S. Department of Education, Grant #H224A50007. This publication does not necessarily reflect the position of the policy of RSA/ED, and no official endorsement of the material should be inferred.