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Try Out an Assistive Device this Summer!

Oklahoma ABLE TechAssistive Technologies often refer to devices that assist people with disabilities to be more productive or better enjoy their daily lives. However, ALL of us – regardless of having a disability – can benefit from an assistive device. Oklahoma ABLE Tech, on the OSU campus, houses an inventory of assistive devices that are lent for FREE 6-week “try before you buy” opportunities. Below, we review four popular and/or new devices that OSU faculty and staff may borrow – summer is a GREAT time for this! 

VariDesk Pro PlusSit/Stand Ergonomic Desk – due to its popularity, the VARIDESK Pro Plus stand/sit desk is only available for a 2-week loan. However, during the two weeks, you can determine whether the ease of switching from sitting to standing helps relieve stiffness, fatigue, back pain, etc.

AfterShokz Bone Conductor HeadphonesAfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones provide a safe listening experience for people with low vision or hearing loss. Sound is conducted via mini vibrations in the cheekbones to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrums completely. The device is worn comfortably around the back of the head and over the ears and can be worn with glasses and sunglasses; when connected to a Bluetooth PC or Mac computer; and can be paired with a smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device. AfterShokz.

Talking Calculator with BIG Numbers (plus, acts as Alarm Clock)Would a talking calculator with BIG numbers assist you in the workplace? ABLE Tech has one you can borrow to test for 6 weeks. This calculator also features an automatic power shutoff AND can serve as an alarm clock, too! Available for purchase from: Sight Connection

Acuity Ergonomic Chair from AllsteelABLE Tech offers over 40 devices classified as ergonomic (i.e., devices that have been designed to maximize productivity). Within this listing are several ergonomic desk chairs, like the one pictured here: the Acuity Ergonomic Chair. This chair, from Allsteel, has been designed and built to comfortably fit every user regardless of body type. The Acuity “adapts to you, not the other way around.” ABLE Tech will deliver this chair to you on-campus for your FREE 6-week trial.
Available for purchase from Fenton's Office Mart, Stillwater

To find a device that fits your need, use ABLE Tech’s Inventory “Search” feature where you can locate devices by category and partner (be sure to select ABLE Tech Device Demo/Loan Prog as the Partner Location) and/or use a keyword.

The staff at Oklahoma ABLE Tech wishes you a fun and productive summer!