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Assistive Technology Tips and Resources

Featured in The Department of Wellness monthly e-newsletter to OSU faculty, staff, and students.


October: "FREE Smoke Alarms for People with Disabilities"

Oklahoma ABLE Tech, a sponsored program of the Wellness Center, encourages all OSU students and faculty to consider their families as qualifying to participate in the “FREE Smoke Alarms and Alert Equipment for Oklahomans with a Disability” program.

This program will install smoke alarms and specialized alert equipment in the homes of individuals with a disability at no cost. Oklahomans of all ages will qualify with a documented disability of:

  • Deaf
  • Hard of hearing
  • Blind
  • Low vision
  • Use of a mobility device

For all the details on this program and an online application or downloadable PDF application, go to ABLE Tech's website.

September: "FREE Exercising with Arthritis Class"

Date: Tuesdays starting Oct. 6, 2015

Time: 12:10pm-12:50pm
Location: Seretean Wellness Center(1st floor, Extended Dining Room)

Registration Fee: FREE

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a tailored, low-impact, group exercise, and educational program designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. The program will help participants to reduce pain and stiffness, and help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength, and functional ability. Participants will learn a variety of exercises that can be performed while sitting or standing. More details here.

May: "Two Free Resources for OSU Students"

OSU offers a free software tool to help you read, write, and study. Read&Write is available through the OSU IT services website. It is a discreet, customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications. Bookshare is a collection of free digital books and textbooks available to individuals with reading difficulties due to dyslexia, or physical or visual impairments.

ABLE Tech in the Department of Wellness provides demonstrations and assistance. Call 744-9748 or learn more from the following websites: Read&Write and Bookshare.

April: "Thank You to All Who Participated in the Durable Medical Equipment Drive"

OSU's Department of Wellness Sponsored Programs would like to thank Stillwater and the surrounding communities for their generous support and donations of equipment to the Durable Medical Equipment Drive which occurred on Saturday, April 4.  Oklahoma citizens, unable to afford needed durable medical equipment, will benefit greatly from receiving this refurbished equipment. Please contact the program at 405-744-9748 if you would like to make a donation and help us to make an important difference in someone's life! ... Read more

March: "Donate Your Gently-used Durable Medical Equipment to Oklahomans in Need"

The Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP) is hosting an equipment donation drive and is looking for donations of good quality, used medical equipment that can be refurbished and given to Oklahomans in need. The equipment donation drive will take place on April 4 in the parking lot across from the OSU Seretean Wellness Center from 8 am to noon ... Read More

February: "Free Smoke Alarms and Specialized Alert Equipment"

People who live in Oklahoma and have documented hearing loss are eligible to receive free installation, and free smoke alarms and specialized alert equipment.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Fire Protection Publications, and Fire Service Training at Oklahoma State University are partnering with the Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation to provide Oklahomans who are deaf or hard of hearing with free smoke alarm equipment and installation in their homes. For more information or to get an application, contact Oklahoma ABLE Tech at 888-885-5588 …Read More