As an Alliance for Technology Access Resource Center, San Diego Assistive Technology Center (SDATC) offers many opportunities for increasing your knowledge about assistive technology solutions through the hands-on exploration of a wide array of adapted computer hardware/software, environmental control access and AAC devices. The mission of the San Diego Assistive Technology Center is to:
Anyone! The San Diego Assistive Technology Center is available to individuals with disabilities, their families, professionals and the community at large!
Parents and children are eligible to participate in the software library. The software library provides assistance to parents on selecting software that will aid in their child's development.
Families of young children with disabilities need to have access to assistive technology that create opportunities for their children to show what they know, interact with others, be independent and enjoy control over their lives.
What Is The Software Library?
The Software Library loans computer software to children with disabilities, aged 2 to 10 years old. The library provides assistance to parents on selecting software and hardware that will aid in the child's development. As moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas browse, they can try things out and think about how their children or grandchildren will be able to use the software and or hardware as well as whether it will be something that they really will want to play with. Families can figure out what works and doesn't for their child in real life, at home.
Who Is Eligible?
Children with any type of disability age 2 to 10 years old.
How Does It Work?
Software is checked out to take home for two weeks. Upon returning the software, participants may check out another program. Software can be obtained at the United Cerebral Palsy Association office or through our mobile Toy Library sites located throughout San Diego County
Software is available in a variety of formats and platforms.
How Do I Join?
Participants are required to fill out a registration form, sign a loan agreement, and pay an annual fee of $20.00. Software is initially obtained through appointment.
UCP of San Diego has joined with Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services (ACES) to expand our ability to offer Internet-ready refurbished computer systems to people with disabilities. Eligibility requirements to receive a desktop computer:
- Resident of San Diego County
- Medically verifiable disability
- Low income (under $1,000/person/household/month)
ACES provides Pentium level Internet-ready computers with Windows XP, Microsoft Internet Explorer, e-mail program, a Microsoft-compatible office suite and other free software.
Recipients receive a desktop computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse. No printer is provided. There is a $75.00 processing fee that is paid when the application is submitted which then places the applicant’s name on the waiting list. If the recipient needs information or guidance on adaptive aides that are available for keyboard access to accommodate their disability, UCP staff can provide this assistance through their Assistive Technology Center Program.
Call (619) 448-5253 for more information.
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Serving San Diego County since 1983, Precision Assembly is a unique business that can help with your bulk mail and assembly needs.
A division of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County, Precision Assembly offers quality service to customers and training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The team of instructors and physically-challenged employees are dedicated to putting your needs first.
Ready Stamps is a unique full service business that can help with stamps, engraving and printing needs.
A division of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County, Ready Stamps has been providing job training and employment for persons with disabilities since 1982.
As a manufacturer, we can provide quicker, more reliable service at a better price than those who are simply "supplying" marking devices.
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AbilityTools Assistive Technology Device Lending Library
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Program
Software Lending Library and Computer Consultations
Open labs are times when individuals may explore a variety of augmentative communication devices, Internet access and computer access equipment such as switches, alternative keyboards, key guards, and touch windows.
No appointment is necessary for open labs. Staff attention for individualized support is limited during lab hours due to number of participants.