Device Lending Library

Assistive technology devices can open new worlds for people with disabilities. The equipment loan program provides individuals the opportunity to try out various types of augmentative communication devices and alternative computer access equipment to test a particular device prior to purchase or at times when equipment is being repaired or unavailable.

Types Of Assistive Technology Available

  • No tech, low tech and high tech communication devices
  • Computer hardware including alternative mice and keyboards
  • Computer software
  • Alternative Access to communication devices and computers

Loan Period

Loans are typically provided for 4 weeks depending on the availability of the loan equipment. Loan extensions can be made and are based on need and equipment availability.

Please contact the San Diego Assistive Technology Center at (858) 278-5420 for additional information and support to help you choose the right device to try for your abilities.

Ability Tools

The Ability Tools Network Program currently provides funding to 21 Device Lending Libraries (DLL) throughout the state of California.

The San Diego Assistive Technology Center is one of these and is open to consumers, agency or school representatives, service providers working with individuals with disabilities, AT trainers, evaluators or instructors.

These DLLs provide direct assistive technology services to persons with disabilities. They will help individuals learn about, select, locate and borrow devices most appropriate to their needs.

The DLLs are strategically located to provide comprehensive coverage to all residents of the state. Each DLL is charged with providing assistive technology related information and referral through the AT Device Loan Program.

A variety of AT devices is available at each location for short-term loans to consumers. The loan program is designed to assist consumers with accessing and utilizing the most effective AT device for their individual needs.

For more information please visit the Ability Tools Exchange.