The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) assists Oklahomans with disabilities in getting the assistive technology or medical equipment they need. OkAT was incorporated in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The primary mission is to assist Oklahomans with disabilities of all ages and their family members to increase understanding and access to assistive technology (AT). OkAT's main client services are the Alternative Financing Program (AFP), Access to Telework Fund (ATF) and Oklahoma AgrAbility. These services are provided in partnership with Oklahoma ABLE Tech.
AT is any device that helps a person with a disability achieve a more independent and productive life. AT devices may include:
- Hearing aids
- Modified vehicles
- Home modifications
- Computers with special software or hardware
- Wheelchairs or scooters
- Vision equipment
- Modified smoke alarms
OkAT provides low-interest bank loans with favorable terms and conditions through the participating financial institution, BancFirst of Stillwater; and provides loan guarantees so that people with disabilities and their families may acquire assistive technology or computers and other equipment, including adaptive equipment.
Since 2001, OkAT has loaned more than $4.5 million (since October 2012) to people with disabilities in Oklahoma through the Alternative Financing Program (AFP) and the Access to Telework Fund (ATF). Click on the links below to learn more about each program.
Alternative Financing Program - assists Oklahomans with disabilities to qualify for low-interest bank loans to buy needed assistive technology that help them live, work and learn more independently.
Access to Telework Fund - a bank loan program for individuals who qualify to receive a low interest loan or a guaranty loan to Oklahomans with disabilities who would like an employment outcome.
Oklahoma Agrability- this program supports the rehabilitation and assistive technology needs of Oklahoma farmers, ranchers and their families who have been impacted by disabilities and face barriers to continued participation in agriculture.
Smoke Alarm Program - this program is designed to distribute and install free smoke alarms and specialized alert devices, as well as provide Fire Safety messages to Oklahomans with disabilities.
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