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Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center of DRNJ
The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) serves as New Jersey’s federally funded assistive technology project through a sub-contract with New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Its purpose is to assist individuals in overcoming barriers in the system and making assistive technology more accessible to individuals with disabilities throughout the state.
Anyone with questions regarding assistive technology devices or services can contact NJ ATAC at 1-800-922-7233 (in NJ only) or 609-292-9742. ATAC offers the following services:
Information and Referral – information on the types of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; where to obtain assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; the costs of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; suggestions about where to obtain assistance in paying for assistive technology devices and assistive technology services. Some examples of funding sources are private insurance, Medicaid, Vocation Rehabilitation, and Special Education; and the availability of used assistive devices.
Used Assistive Technology Devices
ATAC supports a used equipment recycling program called Back In Action. Its mission is to provide an alternative source for assistive technology devices. Back In Action acts as a clearinghouse for items that are for sale (usually at a minimal cost) or offered for donation or loan. Back In Action can be reached at 1-800-922-7233 (in NJ only) or 609-292-9742 or at http://backinaction.drnj.org