TechACCESS provides free in-person or virtual demonstrations (up to 1 hour) of assistive technology to the public. All are invited. Appointments are required. Demonstrations are provided based on tools identified by the individual. Our staff will not make any recommendations for specific tools or as a result of a demonstration.
We respectfully request that all visitors to our offices and events refrain from wearing fragrances.
Call 401-463-0202 (Voice/TDD)
E-mail techaccess AT techaccess-ri DOT org
These demonstrations are intended for adults and offer attendees an opportunity to preview technology in our adapted computer lab or Smart Space. Equipment available for demonstration includes: tablets, reading accommodations, communication, alternate access and smarthome technologies. These sessions are designed for demonstration and trial use only and are not individual evaluation sessions. TechACCESS staff will not make formal recommendations.
Funding for these sessions is provided by the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP) under grant #H224A060039 from the Department of Education. However, content does not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.
After School Tech Time
Selected afternoons are set aside for After School Tech Time – an informal, fun time for teachers, students and parents to explore educational and assistive technologies with support from our knowledgeable staff. It is an opportunity to trial specific tools (identified by the individual prior to the appointment). These sessions are designed for demonstration and trial use only and are not individual evaluation sessions. TechACCESS staff will not make formal recommendations. Appointments are required.
This program is offered through the Schools Project at TechACCESS of RI.
ATEL Technology and Communication Strategies for Persons with Hearing Loss
TechACCESS is a pick up and drop off location for the ATEL Program.
ATEL offers demonstrations at their Providence location, facilitated by Denise Corson, ATEL Program Coordinator.
These sessions demonstrate technology that can improve access at home, work and in social settings. The following equipment can be demonstrated:
- Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan (ATEL) Program equipment, which includes amplified phones and the CapTel. The CapTel is fairly new technology that allows you to view word-for-word captions of your telephone conversations.
- Signaling devices such as alarm clocks, telephone ringers, doorbells and baby monitors.
- Personal amplification for conversations, meetings, social events and television.
- Tablet technologies.
Attendees can loan out equipment, on a first come first service basis, to see if the equipment is appropriate for their needs.
These demonstrations are free and registration is required. Please contact Denise Corson at 401-462-7857 to schedule a session for ATEL demonstrations.