Lending libraries help people with disabilities try out different technology based on their needs before purchasing equipment, such as medical equipment or adaptive toys. Many programs offer lending services – some for free and others with a nominal fee.
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council has identified assistive technology lending libraries across Ohio. Visit the council's website at https://ddc.ohio.gov/Resource-Library/Publications/Technology-Lending-Programs-Guide for more information.
Local Lending Library Spotlights
Location: 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017, 859-331-0880
Families can click the “Contact Us” button to request equipment. Reach out to Julie Roell at email@example.com with any additional questions.
MAY WE HELP
Location: 7501 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227, 513-834-6443
1. Equipment Swaps https://maywehelp.org/adaptive-equipment-swap/
o Accepts donations of equipment year-round that they clean and/or refurbish.
o They have a physical therapist and modification expert on hand during the swaps and offer delivery for larger items.
2. Modify, fabricate or create items to fill an individual family’s purpose.
o There is a form on their website to fill out.
o Turnaround time is an average of 60 days depending on the complexity of the project. FREE to families.
For more information, contact Brianne Wilkerson, Program Director, at 513.344.5103
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF GREATER CINCINNATI (DSAGC)
Location: 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A, Cincinnati OH 45212, 513-761-5400
Contact: Jenn Schott, firstname.lastname@example.org
This unique collection contains comprehensive information on topics such as teaching strategies, medical concerns, social development, parenting and much more.
A children's section is also available. Books can be picked up at the DSAGC office.
Technology is deeply intertwined into our daily lives. We use it constantly throughout our day, whether we’re chatting on a cell phone, using a communication device, or playing Angry Birds while waiting for an appointment. The DSAGC strives to provide the most up-to-date ways to connect with and educate families. We provide access to three iPads.
Our iPads currently have over 40 different applications for all ages and levels. Having access to these devices will allow our families to have time for exploration into technology within their own home and at their own pace.