The following is a list of assistive technology loan programs in the state. Each program varies regarding equipment on loan, procedures, loan periods, and eligibility. This list is not intended to be exhaustive nor to serve as an endorsement of any particular group. Interested parties should contact each program for more specific information. Links to each program's website are provided.
In North Carolina
Carolina Computer Access Center (CCAC)
An assortment of devices in an assistive technology inventory on a short-term loan basis. This includes basic augmentative communication devices and electronic keyboards. Call CCAC staff for individual arrangements. No charge for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' staff.
A coordinated effort to loan assistive technology equipment to North Carolinians with disabilities, their families, and their service providers. Check-It-Out operates a consumer-accessible database comprised of loan inventories from several participating programs.
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program
Offers short-term loans, 'hands-on' demonstrations, and consultation regarding assistive technology for children and adults with disabilities.
Lends and delivers low-tech assistive technology devices and toys FREE to families and professionals all across North Carolina. Anyone working with an individual with a disability is eligible to borrow items and to receive free shipping.
Eastern Regional Assistive Device Center (ERADC)
Loans assistive technology devices to individuals with developmental disabilities in the eastern counties of North Carolina.
O'Berry Regional Center
Loans assistive technology devices to individuals with disabilities in the south central region of North Carolina.
Western Carolina Center
Loans assistive technology devices to individuals with developmental disabilities, and are age 16 or older, living in 15 counties in western North Carolina.