Assistive Devices Links

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General
The Infinitec General Resource Guide is a great way to learn about the full array of assistive devices and services available today.
Abledata.com – Site on assistive technology and rehabilitation products with a searchable database of over 25,000 products for persons with disabilities.
Non profit disability information and resource guide with links to suppliers of equipment for a variety of products for independent living.
Communication aids and computer technology, information, and resources  provided by Texas Technology Access Program University of Texas at Austin.
Tetrasociety.org – A non-profit organization of volunteer engineers, designers,and caregivers,creating solutions to problems not addressed by current products. Submit your request for a solution to your equipment need online.

 

Hearing Deficit
Captioned Media Program
Captioned Media Program (CMP) can help with video resources. The program provides free-loan, open-captioned videos to deaf and hard of hearing persons. More than 4,000 titles.
www.cfv.org
Use this link to the Federal Communications Commission to find phone numbers to access the Speech-to-Speech (STS)relay service in your state. STS is a federally mandated  form of relay service that provides Communication Assistants for people with speech disabilities who have difficulty being understood on the phone.
Find Relay Texas information and applications for theSpecialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP).  STAP is a state-wide program that provides financial assistance for the purchase of specialized assistive equipment or services for Texans having a disability that interferes with their ability to access the telephone network.

 

Visual Impairment
Information on low vision products and vendors with links to the suppliers of standard and new products.
Texas State Library Talking Book Program provides free library service to Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities-whether permanent or temporary.  Books and magazines are available in different formats, mainly on cassette, but also in braille and large print.  Books are delivered right to your door. All are sent and returned through the mail free of charge.