Assistive Technology Resource Center

The Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) features a wide selection of devices and equipment that range from low tech to high tech and address a variety of needs. There are seven main categories of assistive technology available in the ATRC, including learning and cognition, seating and positioning, hearing, vision, communication, computer and environmental access, and recreation and leisure.

The Fort Mitchell, KY campus is one of five Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network sites throughout the state. The mission of this collaborative system is to make assistive technology information, devices, and services easily obtainable.

The Assistive Technology Resource Center is coordinated by a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and supported by an assistive technology team that also includes professionals from the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy. This team supports all functions of the ATRC, assessments, and personalized assistive technology solutions.

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Loan Library

Specialized equipment for communication, adaptive play, pediatric positioning and mobility, computer access, activities of daily living, recreation, and environmental control are available for individuals to borrow for trial in the environment of their choice.  The device trial allows the individual to make informed decisions before purchasing a device from a vendor.  The ATRC staff provides ongoing training on the trial device for the individual if support is needed.  Current inventory items are listed on the Kentucky Assistive Technology Locator – an online catalog of assistive technology available at each of the KATS Network ATRC sites.   It can be accessed at

Device Demonstrations

With an extensive selection of assistive technology designed to meet diverse needs, the ATRC staff will provide demonstrations of any devices to support individuals in comparing similar devices in order to select the device that will best meet their needs.  Device demonstrations are provided both in-person and virtually.


ATRC staff provides ongoing public awareness, product-specific information, resources for transition and training on appropriate intervention strategies for consumers, families, and professionals.

Reuse and Reutilizations Program

The ATRC participates in the KATS Network AT Device Reuse program and collaborates with the Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology (CARAT) Program.  The ATRC accepts donations of used assistive technology and durable medical equipment and assists consumers of all ages and disabilities in the acquisition of that equipment at no cost.  Available reutilizations items are listed on the Kentucky Assistive Technology Locator – an online catalog of assistive technology available at each of the KATS Network ATRC sites. It can be accessed at

Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)

The ATRC is a demonstration site for the Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) to allow Kentucky residents with a hearing loss or speech impairment to test a variety of telephones, including amplified phones, signaling devices and hands-free phones that are free to qualified applicants. TAP is administered by the Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) and is a statewide program.  In an effort to make communication on the telephone more accessible, TAP provides landline or wireless equipment to residents of Kentucky, who are Deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired or have both a hearing and vision loss.  For more information on the TAP program visit

RampUp Kentucky

The ATRC assists with loans of temporary portable ramps to help individuals with a short-term accommodation to access their homes. The ramps were funded through a High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology (HIIAT) grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to the Kentucky Assistive Technology Services (KATS) Network. The portable aluminum ramps are loaned to Kentucky residents at no cost for up to 180 days, after which, the ramp is returned to Easterseals Redwood for other users. Several different sizes are available at Easterseals Redwood and throughout the state of Kentucky at Regional AT centers. Available ramps are listed at

Our Assistive Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and appointments are recommended.

“Assistive technology doesn’t just make Maria’s life less frustrating and more productive; it empowers her to function in her world and to connect with the people in that world. Nothing is more important than that.”

John B.
Maria’s Dad