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FAQs Library >> Technology

Are there places or organizations in DC that can offer me assistive technology or teach me how to use assistive technology?

Yes; here are a few of them.

  • Enabled Access (www.enabledaccess.com) offers assistive technology training.
  • Assistive Technology Program (www.atpdc.org) provides assistive technology devices and services such as aid in purchasing devices.
  • DC Shares (www.dc-shares.org) provides assistive technology and durable medical equipment free of charge to people with disabilities that have no other means of obtaining such devices.

Are there libraries in the city at which assistive technology may be available to me?

Yes. The whole DC public library system should be equipped with assistive technology, but the MLK Public Library is your best bet: 901 G St. NW (the Assistive Technology Lab is in Room 215) and www.dclibrary.org/services/adaptiveservices.

How do I use technology to connect with friends and family?

There are many ways to get and stay in touch with friends and family with the aid of technology. One of the most popular now is social network sites, including Facebook and Myspace. Certain safety precautions should be kept in mind when using websites such as these, however. Other forms of technology that may be used to stay connected to loved ones include e-mail, instant messaging, and cell phones. All of these methods are modifiable with the aid of assistive technology.

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