June 20, 2023
Hoo-ray! Starting June 30th, REquipment will begin accepting donations of gently used assistive technology to refurbish for our online inventory.
That’s right, REquipment is expanding from durable and home medical equipment to a broader range of empowering gadgets and devices.
What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
Any device used by persons with disabilities to better perform functions that are otherwise difficult or impossible. AT improves quality of life, reduces frustration, and bolsters independence and confidence.
What Can I Expect?
We are beginning with soliciting donations of gently used assistive technology for refurbishment. This fall, when our new website launches, we will have AT devices available organized by category. Before then, we may begin to offer AT devices listed under “other” on the current site and inventory. This will depend on the volume and quality of the donations and other factors.
Do you have a device gathering dust when it could serve a Massachusetts neighbor? For example, AT devices for …
Such as watches with alarms, talking clocks, reading pens, and more.
Alerting aids such as vibrating watches, lights for doorbells, and bed shakers …
Communication boards and other AAC devices, voice amplifiers …
Gadgets for cooking, dressing, and grooming: weighted utensils, devices to extend reach, zipper pulls, and shoe horns with extended handles …
Devices for memory, such as pill boxes, digital recorders, and reminder clocks.
Ergonomic keyboards, pointers (mice), and laptop stands…
Portable and threshold ramps, switch or voice-activated devices, door pulls …
Adapted driving equipment and recumbent bicycles …
Indoor and outdoor adaptive recreation equipment, trikes, switch-adapted toys, card holders …
Our Device Offerings Will Depend on You
Please donate AT gadgets and devices you are no longer using. Together we can make life easier and more satisfying for Massachusetts residents at home, work, school, and in our communities.
We are excited to fulfill our long-held mission to reuse DME and AT!