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FREE Online & Onsite Assistive Technology Training!

STAR – Alabama’s Assistive Technology Resource, is a federally funded program designed to increase access to and acquisition of Assistive Technology (AT) for Alabamians with disabilities.

UCP Huntsville’s T.A.S.C. program collaborates with STAR to provide online and onsite AT training throughout Alabama. We are committed to helping individuals with disabilities obtain and use technology to maximize independence. Get started with online AT training by browsing the topics listed at the top of this page.

If you would like to request more information about onsite AT training, contact STAR AT specialists at tasc@ucphuntsville.org or 256-859-4900. STAR AT specialists are also available to present at and attend disability related conferences, expos, and public awareness events statewide. See our Upcoming Events listed on this page!

 

The STAR Training, Demo and Loan program is a great way for consumers to learn about and try out AT equipment before making a purchasing decision,” explains T.A.S.C. Director Tracy Cieniewicz. “You can request an AT consultation or onsite training with one of our AT specialists, have hands-on demonstrations of AT items, and check out AT to try in your natural environment. If you are an Alabama resident and are interested in this free resource, please e-mail us at tasc@ucphuntsville.org for assistance.”

Free AT Demonstration & Loan!

STAR also collaborates with UCP Huntsville to provide AT demonstration and short-term loan of AT devices available through UCP Huntsville’s T.A.S.C. Lending Library. This program is free to individuals statewide via Alabama’s at4all site. Loaned items can be shipped to any address in Alabama.

AT assessments can be conducted by STAR AT specialists to help determine specific AT to meet consumers’ needs. After identifying specific AT through a trial of device demonstrations, consumers are offered choices of devices to try out through loan, which ultimately aids in the selection and acquisition of a more appropriate device that meets each consumers’ specific needs.

Consumers, family members, caregivers, and related professionals may receive training on appropriate use of the AT device and how to access vendor technical assistance. Additionally, information may be provided regarding available vendors with contact information, technical support, and funding options for devices when requested and as part of making an informed decision.

The STAR Demo & Loan program offers the following assistive technology and more:

  • Switches
  • adaptive toys
  • daily living aids
  • communication aids
  • iPad and Android accessories
  • adaptive computer accessories.

Visit al.at4all.com for a complete list of AT items available for short-term loan.

Questions? Contact us at tasc@ucphuntsville.org or 256-859-4900.