Jerry Vogel Assistive Technology Fund
Jerry Vogel used assistive technology and understood how important access to technology was for learning, living in the community he loved, Lawrence, participating in church activities, maintaining his independence at work and at home, and for enjoying nature. What the Jerry Vogel AT Fund Does: the Jerry Vogel AT Fund helps persons with disabilities and health conditions who live in Jefferson, Douglas, or Franklin County acquire assistive technology devices in the areas of: Hearing: personal amplification devices such as hearing aids, assistive listening systems, daily living aids that use visual or tactile rather than audible signals; Vision: magnifiers including CCTV systems, talking scales and health devices; Communication: speech generating devices, software with speech output, voice amplifiers, artificial larynx; Mobility/Stability/Physical Access: wheelchairs, scooters, van lifts or vehicle modifications, ramps, standers, walkers, alternative methods for computer access; Environmental Adaptations: environmental controls and switches, personal lifts, signaling or alerting devices; Recreation, Sports, and Leisure: adapted equipment designed to accommodate specific sensory or physical condition. How the Jerry Vogel AT Fund Works: a portion of the Jerry Vogel AT Fund is made available as of January 1st each year. Applications are considered on an individual basis in the order received. If all funds for the year are expended, applicants will be notified and placed on a waiting list for consideration when new funds are available. The Fund was established to help as many individuals as possible and encourages applications which have personal funds and funds from other sources contributing to the acquisition of the technology. Assistance may be provided for up to 50% of the cost of the technology but may not exceed $1,000. Checks will be made to the vendor or supplier of the technology being acquired.
Sara Sack, PhD
KS-Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span