Tools for Accessibility
Equipment, assistive technology, and home modification are tools available to help you live a fulfilling independent life. Our Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist at The Independence Center (The IC) showcases tools to increase mobility, communication, and overall independence. Our AT Specialist also researches funding options to purchase these tools.
Our services are available to you free of charge if you are a consumer at The IC. If you are not yet a consumer, a simple intake appointment is all that is needed. Our AT Specialist can help you set up that appointment.
An appointment-only Wheelchair Assessment and Repair Clinic is held at The IC every 3rd Thursday of the month from 9am – 12pm. The appointment does not cost you any money. A trained and certified repair technician from Numotion will assess any problems and conduct minor repairs free of charge on site.
To set up an appointment to meet with our AT Specialist or to make an appointment to attend the Wheelchair Assessment and Repair Clinic, click the button below or call 719-471-8181.
Our Assistive Technology department helps to make sure that people in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community have access to the assistive technologies they need to communicate freely and to be independent. If you or a loved one would like to learn about the assistive technologies that can help to make you more independent, contact us through email, or through video phone at 719-358-2513.
Assistive Technology Resources
In addition to contacting our Assistive Technology Specialist, click on the button below to learn about other organizations that have assistive technology resources.
Home Modification Information
The Independence Center (The IC) can inform you about Medicaid and non-Medicaid home modifications so you can see if you qualify for either. If you’re in need of a modification to your home that will greatly improve your safety, independence or quality of life, please click on the button below for more information and who to contact.
Home Modification in the News
Below, you can find a link to an article that appeared in the Gazette in January of 2019, about a couple who decided to incorporate assistive technology and home modification into their home redesign, to ensure their home will be more accessible as they age.