AgrAbility PA is operational and providing services to farmers and agricultural workers during these times. Individuals can learn more about the project here: http://agrabilitypa.org/ and can contact the program with questions at any time. Please call the staff at 814-867-5288. AgrAbility also has two new educational publications, one on Cab Cameras and one on Hearing Loss on the Farm, both are attached and can be shared!
Below are a few other resources that might be especially helpful during these “stay at home” times:
The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) provides education and financing opportunities for people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians, helping them acquire assistive technology devices and services that improve the quality of their lives. Consider a Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) mini-loan. These loans (between $100 and $2,000) have a 0% interest rate and no fees. If considering a device or modification that costs more than $2,000, PATF can offer to extend a low-interest loan with an interest rate of 3.75%. Think hearing aids, iPads, mobility devices, accessible bathrooms, modified vehicles, ramps and more!
Who is eligible to apply? PATF is a program for Pennsylvania residents who need assistive technology devices and/or services. PATF helps people of all ages, income levels, disabilities, and health conditions. The organization’s website is www.patf.us. Contact them at (888) 744-1938, or firstname.lastname@example.org. PATF is also on Facebook and Twitter.
CaptionCall provides NO COST telephones and call captioning services to individuals who have difficulty using a phone due to hearing loss. The CaptionCall phone provides sound amplification, large print captions and many other features. Who is eligible to apply? Individuals who have hearing loss that necessitates the use of captions to use a phone effectively. WiFi internet is required. Applicants can sign up online at www.captioncall.com or over the phone. Once the customer name, address and phone is received, CaptionCall will call you to schedule your phone delivery, setup and train you on using the new phone all at NO COST. Learn more or order a phone at CaptionCall.com or by calling 1-717-468-5354.