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Disability Rights Montana can assist people with disabilities in obtaining assistive technology devices or services. Click here to see our priorities, or here to request our services.

Links to other services

Assistive Technology Resources:  Thousands of the best disability resources on the Internet, personally selected and annotated by the staff of Disability Resources Monthly and alphabetically arranged by subject for easy access.

Big Sky Imagination:  Specializing in products for the disabled

Changing Lives with Assistive Technology: Closing The Gap strives to provide parents and educators alike, the information and training necessary to locate, compare, and implement assistive technology.

Equal Access to Software and Information: The premiere provider of online training for accessible information technology for persons with disabilities.

MATP: Montana Assistive Technology Program: This is the site of the Montana Assistive Technology Program that helps people with disabilities get access to assistive technology to help them in their everyday lives.

Montech – University of Montana:  Montana’s comprehensive resource center for Assistive Technology (AT) devices, information, training, demonstrations, and other AT related supports.

National Captioning Institute: The gold standard for online media captioning, offering resources for laws and educational uses.

A Consumer’s Guide to the Assistive Technology Devices Warranty: This document was put together by the Arizona Center for Disability Law, a Protection & Advocacy partner in Arizona.

National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution ProgramiCanConnect is a national program provides people with both significant vision and hearing loss with free equipment and training.

Montana Talking Book Library: The Montana Talking Book Library shares patrons with all Montana Public Libraries who serve residents with low vision, blindness, and physical and/or reading disabilities.

Described and Captioned Media Program: Free-loan described and captioned educational media with over 6,000+ titles is available to students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. There are no user-registration or service fees.

Montana Deaf-Blind Project: Staff of the Montana Deaf-Blind Project partner with Outreach Consultants from the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind to provide information, technical assistance, and professional development to families and professionals who provide services to individuals who are deaf-blind.

Summit Independent Living: Summit Independent Living offers information and referral services on several different topics, such as: Assistive devices/equipment.

Canine Companions for Independence: A service dog can pull their partner in a manual wheelchair, push buttons for elevators or automatic doors, and even assist with business transactions by transferring money, receipts, and packages.

Montana’s URLEND: Professionals from these states are trained to move beyond discipline boundaries to provide optimal services to children and adolescents with special health care needs.

Montana Media/Technology Assessment: When appropriate, specialists who conduct these assessments from Montana School of the Deaf and Blind will meet with the family to provide input for an educational program for the child.

Sorenson Video Phone: Sorenson Communications provides videophones and software exclusively to deaf individuals who require Video Relay Service (VRS) to place and receive calls.

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