Friday, March 14, 2014
Share the Love with UATF
As you may know, independence and a good quality of life is often possible for people with disabilities with the use of assistive technology (AT).
AT is any device or modification that helps a person with a disability accomplish everyday tasks, go to school and be successful in the workplace. Braille equipment, hearing devices, wheelchairs, communication devices, and home modifications are just a few.
Assistive technology can be expensive, and isn't always covered by insurance and other means.
This is where the Utah Assistive Technology Foundation steps in to help with small grants up to $400 for people who are low-income, and low-interest loans up to $50,000 so AT can be purchased. The process is quick so individuals aren't waiting on getting a much-needed device.
In 2013, UATF provided 114 loans, and 36 small grants to Utahns with disabilities to help them integrate into their community and educational settings.
UATF is participating in Love Utah Give Utah on March 20th - Utah's annual day of giving facilitated by the Community Foundation of Utah. We are asking for your help to grow the Foundation funds by contributing during this day of giving.
It's easy to donate - simply visit our Love Utah Give Utah webpage on Razoo.
Use the secure donation widget and learn more about what we do. And thank you in advance for your contribution. It will help a senior increase their mobility using a walker or refurbished scooter, a person who uses a wheelchair obtain a ramp to get out of their house, an employee with limited use of their legs obtain hand controls to drive to work, a child with autism communicate using an iPad, and much more. Thank you for helping make independence possible for Utahns with disabilities!