Assistive Devices and Technology

Assistive Devices and Technology - Telephone

A variety of assistive devices can increase function for people with limited mobility, hearing, or vision. Assistive technology includes telephones, memory aids, talking products, magnifiers, and mobility aids. Society's Assets has over 1,000 items available for demonstrations and loan from the Try-Out Progam. Also available for loan are pieces of durable medical equipment that are donated to the agency. The equipment inventory changes, but usually includes walkers, transport wheelchairs, commodes, and bedside tables.  Staff provide assistance with identifying the most effective technology and locating funding options.

Society's Assets Offers Scholarship Awards

Students with physical and/or sensory disabilities could be eligible for a portion of the $25,000 in total awards.  The numbers of awards will be determined.  Applicants must reside in the Society's Assets service area, which includes Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties. Graduating high school seniors,  continuing college students, and adults returning to school on a full-time basis to seek a post-secondary degree in the fall of 2015 are eligible. Judging will be based on academic record, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and recommendations. All application materials must be postmarked by February 1, 2015. Proceeds from the annual Society's Assets Open golf outing are used to fund the Scholarship Awards. The 2015 awards will be presented at the Society's Assets Open on June 22, 2015 at the Kenosha Country Club. Download a Society's Assets Scholarship Award Application 2015.

Art Contest Judging Completed

Judges review the entries.

Here are the winning entries from the 2014 Society's Assets Youth Art Contest with the theme "Ability. . .Not Disability."