PWC Assistive Technology Lending Library

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PWC Assistive Technology Lending Library

Welcome to the Patty Walsh-Cassidy Assistive Technology Lending Library

The Lending Library is dedicated to the legacy of Patty Walsh-Cassidy, a CCATT Center co-founder, speech therapist, assistive technology specialist, teacher, and innovator. This project is her vision.

Assistive technology is defined as any device or service that allows individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.  It encompasses a wide range of items, equipment, or systems to aid people in need of mobility, visual, auditory, speech, physical, and cognitive support.

The PWC Lending Library makes it possible for those in need to discover assistive technology solutions for themselves. Through our growing collection, library users have access to hardware, software, apps, and devices. Borrowers can explore these resources in their home or school environments and determine which assistive technology options best fit their needs. Housed at the CCATT Center at the Collaborative for Education Services in Northampton, MA, the PWC Lending  Library opens the door to possibility, and enables students with disabilities to reach their goals, instead of being relegated to the sidelines.

To contact us, send a message to pwclibrary@collaborative.org.

Library Updates

Since the project's launch in November 2011, we've made great strides:

You can now browse our catalog to see the inventory we've acquired, or peruse our list of available assistive technology apps.

Our Policies and Procedures outline the terms and conditions for borrowing items from the Library. We've also created an online Loan Request Form for library users who are ready to begin the borrowing process.

We have an email address! To learn about events, new opportunities to lend your support, and to receive updates on our progress, send a message to pwclibrary@collaborative.org.

Of course, we are still in the early stages of this project, and we continue to build inventory and support. The progress we've made thus far us due to the generosity of individual donors and gracious gifts from the companies that create the items we loan. To find out what it means to become a PWC Lending Library sponsor, visit our Donate page. 

 

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Educators and families of students with disabilities may try out a range of resources at no charge through the PWC Assistive Technology Lending Library.