How to Obtain a Device
Obtaining Your Assistive Technology Device
Device Recycle-and-Reuse Services
Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange Program
Easterseals Iowa also connects families with a free online listing of used devices that people are selling and looking to buy. You can contact the Exchange Program to see available devices or list a gently used devices through the Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Inventory Site. This "classified ads" feature connects Iowans with the assistive technology they are in need of statewide. Iowans with assistive technology equipment they no longer use are eligible to create an account and post these items for sale as a part of the Exchange Program. Iowans in need of Assistive Technology may view the listing and contact the seller directly You will find a community of people here working to take on disability together.
Whether looking to donate durable medical equipment or learn more about a used device our assistive technology team is here to help.
Questions to Ask
Vetting a Vendor
- How long have you been in business?
- What is your knowledge of particular disabilities and the equipment being sold?
- Do you provide training or refer to sources for training?
Determining a Financial Approach
- Am I eligible for the particular funding channel I'm looking at?
- How much time do I have to secure funds versus the amount of time it will take me to receive funding from this particular source?
- What required documentation is needed to advance funding options?
In addition to connecting with our team of resources at Easterseals Iowa, we also invite you to explore a connection with Able Up Iowa (formerly known as Iowa Able Foundation). Able Up Iowa helps people of all abilities become more independent by providing solutions to financial needs and empowering them to achieve their financial goals.
As you advance this process, our team of specialists are here to assist. Just ask.
Additional Device Resources
Assistive technology can range from “no” or “low-tech” to “high-tech” devices. There are many options for “Do It Yourself’ or DIY adaptations. Such approaches can range from using an egg carton as a playing card holder to using PVC pipe to build a tablet stand. The Easterseals Iowa assistive technology team offers training for DIY opportunities.
Questions? Just ask.